Maude Charron 2020 Olympic Gold Medalist

2020 Pan American Championships

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

World University Championship, 2016.

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

Gymnastic, provincial level CrossFit, world level.

Q3: Where do you live now?

Rimouski, QC.

Q4: Why do you compete in weightlifting?

I love the feeling of being alone on the platform with the barbell, the rush of adrenalin it gives me when everyone in the room is watching.

Q5: What do you most enjoy about training?

Be able to become stronger and stronger, the feeling of achievement.

Q6: What do you enjoy the least about training?

The pain, the grind over and over, the repetitiveness of the movements.

Q7: What are your short term goals for weightlifting (1-2 years)?

Participation at the Olympics. Beating the national records in the 64kg category.

Q8: What are your long term goals for weightlifting? (3 + years)

Be able to represent Team Canada as long as I can.

Q9: What has been your proudest moment in weightlifting?

First place at the Commonwealth Games 2018 and clean and jerk record.

Q10: What are your top 3 achievements in weightlifting so far?

Number 1. Silver in 2017 World Championship in the snatch
Number 2. Best female lifter at Canadian championships 4 times in a row
Number 3. Being an elite level weightlifter in less than 5 years

Q11: Are you currently studying or working in addition to your weightlifting career? If yes, what are you doing?

I am studying to become a police officer.

Q12: What are your plans after your weightlifting career is over?

Become a police officer and working in investigation.

Q13: Who is your weightlifting role model and why?

Christine Girard (easy one!) Because of her achievements, getting 2 Olympic medals many years after the actual Olympics she took part, spreading the influence and importance of a clean sport.

Weight: 64 kg

Favourite Lift: Snatch

Hometown: Sainte-Luce, QC

Experience in Weightlifting: 6 years