Biography:

CAREER NOTES

  • Finished 10th in 48 kg at first Olympic Games in 2008
  • Two-time Commonwealth Games medallist, winning gold in 2010 (53 kg) and silver in 2006 (48 kg)
  • The 2010 gold medal in Delhi was her first international gold medal
  • Veteran of many World Championships

PERSONAL

  • Switched from gymnastics to weightlifting at age 13
  • Has set multiple Canadian records in 48 and 53 kg events
  • Retired briefly in attempt to reach 2008 Olympic Games
  • Passenger on Air France flight that crashed off the runway in Toronto in 2005