Kristel Ngarlem

2020 Olympic Games

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

 Junior World Championships in Bulgaria 2010.

Q2: Why do you compete in weightlifting?

After watching the Quebec film (La Mystérieuse Mademoiselle C).

Q3: What do you most enjoy about training?

Training with my trainer, being passionate about my sport, and surpassing myself at each session.

Q4: What are your short term goals for weightlifting (1-2 years)?

2021 Olympic Games and a medal at the  Commonwealth games in 2022 

Q5: What are your long term goals for weightlifting? (3 + years)

Paris 2024 and a Canadian record in Clean and Jerk.

Q6: What has been your proudest moment in weightlifting?

My best moment is yet to come, but as of today I would say when I snatched 100kg in international competition.

Q7: What are your top 3 achievements in weightlifting so far?

Number 1. 101 kg snatch
Number 2. Being the youngest competitor at the Senior Canadian Championships at the time
Number 3. Competing at 10 senior Canadian Championships

Q8: Are you currently studying or working in addition to your weightlifting career? If yes, what are you doing?

Yes, at the University of Montreal towards a bachelor’s degree in criminology.

Q9: What are your plans after your weightlifting career is over?

To volunteer my time training children and working in corporate safety.

Q10: Who is your weightlifting role model and why?

Marie-eve Beauchemin Nadeau.

Coach: Jean-Patrick Millette

Weight: 76 kg

Favourite Lift: Clean and Jerk

Hometown: Montréal, QC