Amanda Braddock

2020 Pan American Championships

Q1: What was the first competition where you represented Team Canada? When was it?

2015 Pan American Games in Toronto

Q2: Did you compete in other sports before weightlifting? If yes, which ones and at what level?

Weightlifting is my first sport.

Q3: Why do you compete in weightlifting?

I ask myself this every competition! 🙂

I compete to test and refine my skills under pressure.

Q4: What do you most enjoy about training?

The opportunity to work through fear and fatigue to become stronger. The moments of flow and focus when training feels natural and effortless.

Also any kind of clean.

Q5: What do you enjoy the least about training?

Core work.

Q6: What are your short term goals for weightlifting (1-2 years)?

Aiming for 2022 Commonwealth Games and Canadian records

Q7: What are your long term goals for weightlifting? (3 + years)

2023 Pan American Games team

Q8: What has been your proudest moment in weightlifting?

Lifting a PR total at the 2019 Senior World Championships

Q9: What are your top 3 achievements in weightlifting so far?

Number 1: 48kg Canadian record clean and jerk

Number 2: Bronze 2019 Commonwealth Championships

Number 3: 48/49kg Canadian Champion

Q10: Are you currently studying or working in addition to your weightlifting career? If yes, what are you doing?

I work in competition administration and planning for the Ontario Weightlifting Association.

Q11: What are your plans after your weightlifting career is over?

Uncertain. Might be fun to become involved in event planning and sport administration at a higher level.

Q12: Who is your weightlifting role model and why?

Anyone pushing themselves to their limits and finding some joy in the process.

Coach: Greg Everett

Weight Category: 49 kg

Favourite Lift: They are both my favorite!

Hometown: Brampton, Ontario