Gabriel Dagenais

2020 Pan American Championships

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

World Juniors championship in 2015

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

Yes Judo and I represent Team Québec at the National championship

Q3: Why do you compete in weightlifting?

For my own personal goal

Q4: What do you most enjoy about training?

Just because I’m doing somethings else than routine

Q5: What do you enjoy the least about training?


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

Make the Commonwealth Game, University Game and some others big championship

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

Olympics Games

Q8: What has been your proudest moment in weightlifting?

When I did a 10kg jump on a bar at the C&J un World University Game in Taïwan

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

Number 1: 2 world junior championship

Number 2:1 University Game and 1 Pan Amercain championship

Number 3: Best male junior and senior since 2014

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

Yes, I’m still learning to be a massage therapist

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

Promote my sport and my job

Q12: Who is your weightlifting role model and why?

Ilya Ilyin because he had a great attitude than every athlete should take like an exemple

Coach: Yvan Darsigny

Weight Cateogory: 89kg

Favourite Lift: They are both my favorite!

Hometown: Boucherville, Quebec