Samuel Guertin

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

2018 Junior World Championships in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.

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

CrossFit, national level.

Q3: Why do you compete in weightlifting?

I enjoy the atmosphere and the build-up to competitions, as well as the opportunity to showcase all the hard work I put in.

Q4: What do you most enjoy about training?

I like the feeling of pushing myself every day, the discipline I develop and the chance to just hang out with my friends.

Q5: What do you enjoy the least about training?


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

To perform at the international level.

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

To travel the world through the national team and compete against the best in my sport.

Q8: What has been your proudest moment in weightlifting?

Recovering from what could have been a career-ending injury in 2018.

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

Number 1. Snatching 145kg in 2021

Number 2. Making the worlds team in 2018

Number 3. Becoming national champion in 2021

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

I’m currently completing my Bachelor of Commerce degree at McGill University, where I pursue a major in Finance with a concentration in Accounting. I study full time and intern during the summer.

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

I would like to work as a lawyer. I plan to attend law school after my bachelor’s degree.

Q12: Who is your weightlifting role model and why?

Alain Bilodeau, an athlete who had an incredible career while staying true to himself, never compromising his values.

Coach: Jocelyn Bilodeau

Weight: 81kg

Favourite Lift: Both

Hometown: Candiac, QB