Podium power

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - SPORTS -

P.E.I. pow­er­lifters, from left, Lo­gan Vessey, Justin Smith, John Mac­Don­ald and Jacob Sin­nott, re­turned with medals from the re­cent North Amer­i­can re­gional pow­er­lift­ing cham­pi­onships in Or­lando, Fla. They were four of Team Canada’s 23-mem­ber ros­ter, which earned 21 medals over­all. Gold medals went to Mac­Don­ald (open 105 kg equipped class, 337.5 kg squat, 245 kg bench, 300 kg dead­lift, 882.5 kg to­tal), Sin­nott (sub-ju­nior, 105 kg clas­sic, 232.5 kg squat, 130 kg bench, 232.5 kg dead­lift, 595 kg to­tal) and Smith (ju­nior 83 kg clas­sic, 220 kg squat, 157.5 kg bench, 252.5 kg dead­lift, 630 kg to­tal). Mean­while, Vessey earned a bronze medal (ju­nior 105 kg clas­sic, 230 kg squat, 145 kg bench, 270 kg dead­lift, 645 kg to­tal). Smith also passed his in­ter­na­tional cat­e­gory 2 ref­eree exam.


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