Victory Barbell Club has two junior champs

Golden lift - Addison Walker, 16, of the Victory Barbell Club holds aloft an 87-kg attempt in the clean-and-jerk event. She placed first in her category at the Ontario Junior Weightlifting Championships. (Submitted photo)

Ameliasburgh club boasts two successful lifters at provincials in Toronto

Ameliasburgh’s Victory Barbell Club now counts among its members two junior provincial champions.
At the Ontario Junior Weightlifting Championships Saturday in Toronto’s Variety Village Sports Complex, 16-year-old Addison Walker was the best lifter in the women’s 90-kg division. Walker snatched 67 kg (147 lbs) and lifted 87 kilos (191 lbs) in the clean-and-jerk competition for a total of 154 kg. That was good for the gold medal.

Fifteen-year-old Connor Bazilsky won the men’s 56-kg division, snatching 70 kg (154 lbs) and clean and jerked 100 kg (220 lbs) for a winning total of 170 kg (354 lbs).

Coach Gary Lewis was pleased with his lifters’ results.

“It was a perfect day of lifting for Addy and Connor, getting all three attempts in the snatch and in the clean and jerk.