MONTREAL (July 18, 2019) – The Canadian Weightlifting Federation and the Canadian Olympic Committee are pleased to announce the athletes and coaches selected to compete in weightlifting at the Lima 2019 Pan American Games.

Four athletes qualified for Team Canada following the Canadian Senior Weightlifting Championships in La Prairie, Que., which were held in May and at the Pan American Championships, which were held in June.

“This team represents a changing of the guard in Canadian weightlifting,” said Don MacNeill, the Vice President of the Canadian Weightlifting Federation and Team Leader for Lima 2019. “These athletes have already achieved considerable success on the international stage relatively early in their careers. Both Maude Charron and Boady Santavy are ranked in the top 10 in the world in their respective weight classes and both should be considered serious medal threats. The rest of the team is not far off, either. This is a hungry, resilient group. I think we’ll see some great performances from them in Lima.”

The weightlifting events will take place from July 27 to July 30 at the Coliseo Mariscal Caceres. 

The athletes and coaches selected are:

Women
Maude Charron (Rimouski, Que.)
Tali Darsigny (St. Hyacinthe, Que.)
Rachel Leblanc-Bazinet (Richelieu, Que.)

Men
Boady Santavy (Sarnia, Ont.)

Coaches
Jean-Patrick Millette (Montreal, Que.)
Dalas Santavy (Sarnia, Ont.)

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MEDIA CONTACTS:

Craig Walker
Canadian Weightlifting Federation
E: cwalker@cwfhc.ca 

Josh Su, Specialist, Public Relations
Canadian Olympic Committee
C: 647-464-4060
E: jsu@olympic.ca