This past Saturday, January 19, the University of Toronto Mississauga hosted the 2013 Canadian Junior Weightlifting Championships featuring the strongest athletes under the age of 21 in Canada. JustLift was represented by two of our lifters, Nico Winter (M69) and Nancy Kozorezova (W63). Both were part of the Ontario-A team, based on their impressive performances at the Ontario Juniors.
Nico Winter snatched 96 kg, and just missed 101 kg. He would then go on to Clean and Jerk 120 kg, and just missing his last jerk attempt. His total of 216 kg was good enough for second place and a spot on the podium with a silver medal.
Nancy Kozorezova was up against some tough competition, but managed to come through with a bronze medal. Her Snatch of 65 kg and Clean and Jerk of 80 kg gave her a 145 total and placed her third in the W63 division.
All of us here at JustLift are very proud of our lifters and appreciate all the hard work and dedication they have put in to their training. At 19, Nico still has another year of lifting as a junior to improve on his performance. Nancy is 18, giving her another two years of competition before she moves up to the Senior ranks. We wish them all the best in their future training and competition!
Team Ontario at the 2013 Canadian Junior Championships
Photo by Clance Laylor, from ontarioweightlifting.ca