Athletes’ lifts qualify for Western Canadian Championships

Three powerlifting athletes from Prince Rupert qualified for the Western Canadian Championships.

Prince Rupert athletes Cindy Leighton

Prince Rupert athletes Cindy Leighton

Three powerlifting athletes from Prince Rupert qualified for the Western Canadian Championships after competing in the BCPA Provincial Powerlifting and Bench Press Championship in Surrey on June 25-26.

Cindy Leighton placed first in the 57kg open class and made a personal record with a 259lb squat, she also had a 159lb bench press and a 308lb deadlift. Brittany Bomben placed first in the 72kg junior class and had a provincial record with her 303lb squat, she had a 303lb deadlift and a 132lb bench press. Linda Nguyen placed third in the 63kg open class with a 259 squat, 126lb bench press and a 281 dead lift.