Canada's Amanda Braddock competes during women's 48kg weightlifting final at the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia, Thursday, April 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)(AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
(AP Photo/Manish Swarup)

Amanda Braddock


Amanda Braddock has only been weightlifting competitively for three years, but is already a two-time Canadian champion. She won national titles in 2014 and 2015 in the 48kg category after finishing second in 2013.


Getting into the Sport: Started weightlifting at age 23… Outside Interests: Works full time in human resources… Earned post-graduate certificate in Human Resources at Sheridan College in 2015… Graduated from the University of Toronto with an Honours Bachelor of Science in Biology in 2012…