Boady Santavy comes from a line of weightlifters that includes his father Dalas, a world championship competitor, and his Olympian grandfather Bob. As a youth competitor, Santavy was ranked seventh in the world after winning three gold medals at the 2014 Youth Pan American Championships. He made his junior world championship debut in 2015, breaking into the top-10, after finishing second as a senior at the Canadian championships before his 18th birthday. Santavy made his senior international debut at the Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games, finishing sixth in the 85kg weight. After moving up to the 94kg weight class, Santavy finished fifth at the 2017 IWF World Championships.  At Gold Coast 2018 , he set a Commonwealth Games record in the snatch portion of the event, lifting 168kg, en route to winning silver. He won 96kg bronze at the 2019 Pan American Championships.


Getting into the Sport: Started weightlifting at age 6… Odds and Ends: Nickname: Boady-Bob…Father Dalas Santavy competed at the 2005 World Championships and 2008 Pan Am Championships… Grandfather Bob Santavy competed at Montreal 1976… Favourite quote: Today I will do what others won’t. so tomorrow I can do what others can’t – Jerry Rice…