Pierre-alex Bessette

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

In 2017 at the World Junior Championships in Tokyo

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

I played hockey at a local level

Q3: Why do you compete in weightlifting?

I like strength training and I need something to challenge myself

Q4: What do you most enjoy about training?

I like hard work, and see the results of my consistent effort. I am always happy when i wake up with sorenness in my muscles the next morning

Q5: What do you enjoy the least about training?

Bad days, well it happens to everyone

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

Pan-am championship 2023

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

Continue to compete at international level

Q8: What has been your proudest moment in weightlifting?

I think it is my performance at the Commonwealth games 2022 where i finished 4th

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

Number 1.  Commonwealth games 2022

Number 2. Win the national championship 2022

Number 3. My performance at junior worlds 2022 where I finished 8th

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

Yes I am full time Technician in physical rehabilitation and also massage therapist

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

I think I will continue to be around the weightlifting world and maybe coaching

Q12: Who is your weightlifting role model and why?

Meso Hasonna, Humble and very strong

Coach: Denis desgranges

Weight: 102kg

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Hometown: St. Hyacinthe, QB