Canadian Masters Weightlifting Federation


President Announces Hosts for 2021-23 Canadian Masters Championships / Le président annonce les hôtes des Championnats canadiens des maîtres 2021-2023

Hosts for 2021, 2022, and 2023 Canadian Nationals Announced

Annonce des hôtes pour les championnats nationaux canadiens 2021, 2022 et 2023



I am delighted to announce that the Board and its Advisory Committee have approved the hosts for the 2021, 2022 and 2023 Canadian Masters Weightlifting Championships. We have decided to honour the bid from the Dakota Weightlifting Club and the Manitoba Weightlifting Association as the host for 2021, seeing that the pandemic resulted in the cancellation of the 2020 Championships in Winnipeg.


Masters Weightlifting continues to grow in the Atlantic Region, with the valued work of our Atlantic Representative, Greg Doucette, and the NBWA. In support of that growth, our Board and its Advisory Committee have approved The Colosseo Weightlifting Performance Association, in collaboration with the New Brunswick Weightlifting Association as the host for the 2022 Canadian Masters Weightlifting Championships.


We have also approved the North Bay Norsemen and Valkyries to host the 2023 Canadian Masters Weightlifting Championships. Masters Weightlifting is also seeing an expansion in Northern Ontario. We are excited to see Coach Larry Sheppard and the Ontario Weightlifting Association step forward to support Masters Weightlifting.


We are very fortunate to have all three championships situated in beautiful and accessible Canadian cities (Winnipeg, Moncton and North Bay) and organized by three very respected members of their Provincial Weightlifting Associations (Craig Gilbert, Greg Doucette and Larry Sheppard).


The Canadian Masters Weightlifting Federation is very pleased to be working with the CWFHC Affiliates, the Manitoba Weightlifting Association, the New Brunswick Weightlifting Association, the Ontario Weightlifting Association and their registered clubs, in providing the opportunity for Masters Weightlifters throughout this country to showcase their Weightlifting accomplishments.




Je suis enchanté d’annoncer que le Conseil et son Comité Aviseur ont approuvé les hôtes des Championnats Canadiens Maîtres d’Haltérophilie pour 2021, 2022 et 2023. Nous avons décidé d’honorer l’offre du Club d’haltérophilie Dakota et l’Association d’Haltérophilie du Manitoba en tant qu’hôtes pour 2021, vu que la pandémie a résulté en l’annulation des Championnats 2020 à Winnipeg.


L’haltérophilie Maîtres continue à grandir dans la région atlantique, avec le travail précieux de notre Représentant de l’Atlantique, Greg Doucette, et de la NBWA. En signe de support de cette croissance, notre Conseil et son Comité Aviseur ont approuvé l’Association de performance d’Haltérophilie Colosseo, en collaboration avec l’Association d’Haltérophilie du Nouveau Brunswisk en tant qu’hôtes des Championnats Canadiens Maîtres d’Haltérophilie 2022.


Nous avons aussi approuvé les North Bay Norsemen et Valkyries en tant qu’hôtes des Championnats Canadiens Maîtres d’Haltérophilie 2023. L’haltérophilie Maîtres voit aussi une expansion au Nord de l’Ontario. Nous sommes excités de voir l’entraîneur Larry Sheppard et l’Association d’Haltérophilie de l’Ontario s’avancer pour supporter l’haltérophilie Maîtres.


Nous sommes très chanceux d’avoir les trois championnats situés dans des villes canadiennes belles et accessibles (Winnipeg, Moncton et North Bay) et organisés par trois membres très respectés de leurs associations provinciales d’haltérophilie respectives (Craig Gilbert, Greg Doucette et Larry Sheppard).


La Fédération Canadienne d’Haltérophilie Maîtres est très heureuse de travailler avec les affiliés de la CWFHC, L’Association d’Haltérophilie du Manitoba, l’Association d’Haltérophilie du Nouveau Brunswick et l’Association d’Haltérophilie de l’Ontario et leurs clubs inscrits, en fournissant l’opportunité aux haltérophiles Maîtres à travers le pays de faire valoir leurs accomplissements.


Welcome to the Club! / Bienvenue au club!

Welcome to the Club! / Bienvenue au club!


“I have just turned 30 and still competing as a senior….I have taken a long time off from competitive weightlifting (various levels of success) and have taken up training again…..I have been actively involved in (a particular sport or fitness activity) and have taken a liking to weightlifting as an older athlete….Should I join the Canadian Masters Weightlifting Federation, what can I expect from that organization, and how can I contribute to their continued success?” Sound familiar?


First and foremost, aspiring members have already attached themselves to weightlifting clubs that are officially registered with a Provincial Weightlifting Association. Training alone is not recommended but may be for some, the only viable option. The new member should plan to compete as soon as the opportunity arises, and his/her coach makes that recommendation. Local competitions, and Provincial Meets (Open, Masters, Seniors) are also available to the weightlifters at the provincial level. Provincial Masters Championships are now held in most provinces under the auspices of a Provincial Weightlifting Association who are also affiliates of the Canadian Weightlifting Federation. As new members gain this competitive experience, they can then set goals of competing at the Canadian Masters Weightlifting Championships and then on and upward to international weightlifting championships. National and International Masters Competitions are under the purview of the CMWFHCM, not the CWFHC. Only CMWFHCM members are permitted to participate at these competitions.


In addition to the joy of participating in competitive weightlifting, CMWFHCM members’ accomplishments are recognized in a number of rewarding ways:


  • establishing or breaking a Canadian Masters Weightlifting Record using Provincial level or higher competition accomplishments;
  • receiving a Certificate for Records achieved;
  • using competition totals to qualify for international competitions;
  • breaking international masters weightlifting records;
  • accumulating points based on National and International Meets’ results for working towards induction into the CMWFHCM Hall of Fame. Members can take advantage of other opportunities and services, other than training and participation in a competition:
  • enjoying the use of both official languages to fully appreciate important information;
  • studying anti-doping education and information;
  • examining procedures for breaking a Canadian Masters Weightlifting Record;
  • reviewing procedures for registering for international competitions;
  • being attentive to notices of upcoming Masters Weightlifting Competitions;
  • participating in Masters Weightlifting Seminars;
  • receiving award Certificates for Records, Hall of Fame, and Lifetime Achievement;
  • reading Masters coaching tips;
  • viewing the posting of Records (National and International);
  • contacting a provincial representative of the CMWFHCM Federation who serves on its Advisory Committee;
  • accessing team sports wear that represent Masters;
  • acknowledging that age categories are the same for both women and men;
  • making new friends, and reconnecting with old friends, at international competitions;
  • receiving the annual report which is a very comprehensive description of what the Board, elected executive, secretaries and appointed directors have accomplished during the previous year;
  • requesting letters to insurance companies that may assist in a reduction to the member’s premium;
  • requesting letters of reference to employers who may grant time off to employees representing our Federation at international competitions;
  • knowing that the Federation advocates for its collective membership’s interests with the CWFHC, Canadian Ministry of Science and Sport, Global Affairs Canada, and various municipal governments;
  • requesting letters of reference to municipal governments that support members’ applications for local sports grants.
Members can contribute to the CMWFHCM in many ways. Here are a few:
  • supporting their Provincial Weightlifting Association in the planning and implementation of their Provincial Masters Weightlifting Championships, as well as other provincial initiatives for masters (such as open meets or social events);
  • considering volunteering for an appointed or elected position with the Canadian Masters, and/or with their Provincial Weightlifting Association;
  • acknowledging the CMWFHCM when afforded the opportunity as part of a sports media interview;
  • setting aside some time to regularly review the CMWFHCM website page for notices and updates;
  • becoming a certified coach with your local club and assisting members of all ages, including Masters;
  • completing the requirements to be a Technical Official, knowing that their volunteer service will be greatly appreciated by both weightlifting federations.
Continued involvement as a competitive weightlifter past one’s prime athletic years is a growing choice among Canadian weightlifters. There “prime athletic years” may not have been in weightlifting. The Canadian Masters have witnessed a rise in athletes joining them from other disciplines. As the membership in CMWFHCM grows, so does the membership count at the provincial level and the CWFHC. Both weightlifting federations benefit from this growth.
Remember that no other sports Federation focuses solely on weightlifters over the age of thirty; a mission that is uniquely held by the Canadian Masters Weightlifting Federation. The CMWFHCM invites all weightlifters over the age of thirty to discover that their home lies with this Federation. Their family awaits you!!

M Gomes (Translated by Paule Poulin)

“Je viens d’avoir 30 ans et je compétitionne encore en tant que senior…J’ai passé beaucoup de temps sans faire d’haltérophilie compétitive (niveaux variés de succès) et j’ai recommencé l’entraînement…J’ai été activement impliqué dans (un sport particulier ou activité reliée à la forme physique) et j’ai commencé à aimer l’haltérophilie en tant qu’athlète plus vieux…Devrais-je me joindre à la Fédération d’Haltérophilie Canadienne Maîtres, quelles sont les attentes que je peux avoir de cette organisation, et comment puis-je contribuer à leur succès continu?” Est-ce que cela ressemble à quelque chose qui vous rejoint?

Tout d’abord, les membres potentiels sont déjà impliqués dans des clubs d’haltérophilie qui sont officiellement inscrits avec une association provinciale d’haltérophilie. L’entraînement en solitaire n’est pas recommandé mais pour certains, peut être la seule option viable. Les nouveaux membres devraient planifier de compétitionner aussitôt qu’une opportunité se présente et que leur entraîneur leur recommande. Les compétitions locales, et les compétitions provinciales (Ouvertes (Open), Maîtres, Séniors) sont aussi disponibles pour les haltérophiles au niveau provincial. Les Championnats provinciaux Maîtres sont maintenant tenus dans la plupart des provinces sous la gouverne d’une association provinciale d’haltérophilie qui sont aussi affiliées dans la Fédération Canadienne d’Haltérophilie. À mesure que les nouveaux membres gagnent cette expérience compétitive, ils peuvent se fixer des buts de compétitionner aux Championnats Canadiens Maîtres d’Haltérophilie et ensuite aux Championnats internationaux d’haltérophilie. Les compétitions nationales et internationales d’haltérophilie sont sous la gouverne de la CMWFHCM, et non de la CWFHC. Seulement les membres de la CMWFHCM ont la permission de participer à ces compétitions. En plus de la joie de participer à l’haltérophilie compétitive, les accomplissements des membres de la CMWFHCM sont récompensés en un nombre de façons:


      • établir ou briser un record canadien Maîtres d’haltérophilie en utilisant les résultats des compétitions de niveau provincial ou plus hautes;
      • recevoir un certificat pour les records accomplis;
      • utiliser les totaux de compétitions pour se qualifier aux compétitions internationales;
      • briser des records internationaux Maîtres d’haltérophilie;
      • accumuler des points basés sur les résultats de compétition nationales et internationales qui comptent envers l’intronisation au Temple de la Renommée.

Les membres peuvent prendre avantage d’autres opportunités et services, autres que l’entraînement et la participation dans une compétition:


    • endre plaisir à l’utilisation des deux langues officielles pour apprécier pleinement l’information importante;
    • étudier l’éducation et l’information sur l’antidopage;
    • examiner les procédures pour briser un record canadien Maîtres d’haltérophilie;
    • réviser les procédures pour l’inscription aux compétitions internationales;
    • être attentif(ve) aux avertissements pour les compétitions futures Maîtres d’haltérophilie;
    • prparticiper aux colloques Maîtres d’haltérophilie;
    • recevoir des certificats pour les records, le Temple de la Renommée, et le Prix de Réalisation de Vie;
    • lire les conseils d’entraînement pour les Maîtres;
    • visualiser les records publiés (nationaux et internationaux);
    • communiquer avec un représentant provincial de la CMWFHCM qui sert sur son Comité consultatif;
    • avoir accès à des vêtements sportifs d’équipe représentant les Maîtres;
    • reconnaître que les catégories d’âge sont les mêmes pour les femmes et les hommes;
    • se faire de nouveaux amis, et renouer avec des amis de longue date, aux compétitions internationales;
    • recevoir le rapport annuel qui est une description très compréhensive de ce que le Conseil, l’exécutif élu, les secrétaires et les directeurs nommés ont accompli durant l’année;
    • demander des lettres pour les compagnies d’assurance qui peuvent aider à réduire les primes du membre;
    • demander des lettres de référence aux employeurs qui peuvent donner des congés aux employés qui représentent notre Fédération aux compétitions internationales;
    • savoir que la Fédération défend les intérêts de ses membres avec la CWFHC, Le Ministère Canadien des Sciences et des Sports, Affaires Mondiales Canada, et divers gouvernements municipaux;
    • demander des lettres de référence des gouvernements municipaux qui supportent les applications des membres pour des subventions pour sports locaux.

Les membres peuvent contribuer à la CMWFHCM de plusieurs façons. En voici quelques-unes:


  • supporter leur association provinciale d’haltérophilie pour la planification et implémentation de leurs Championnats provinciaux Maîtres d’haltérophilie, aussi bien que d’autres initiatives provinciales pour les Maîtres (tels que des compétitions ouvertes ou des évènements sociaux);
  • considérer se porter volontaire pour une position élue ou nommée avec la Fédération Canadienne Maîtres et/ou leur association provinciale d’haltérophilie;
  • reconnaître la CMWFHCM quand donné l’opportunité d’une entrevue avec les médias des sports;
  • mettre du temps de côté pour régulièrement réviser le site web de la CMWFHCM pour des avis et mises-à-jour;
  • devenir un entraîneur certifié avec votre club local et aider les membres de tous les âges, incluant les Maîtres;
  • compléter les exigences pour être un official technique, sachant que leur service bénévole sera grandement apprécié des deux fédérations d’haltérophilie.

L’implication continue en tant qu’haltérophile compétitif après les années les plus compétitives d’un athlète est un choix grandissant parmi les haltérophiles canadiens. Les “années les plus compétitives” peuvent ne pas avoir été en haltérophilie. Les Maîtres canadiens ont remarqué une hausse parmi les athlètes se joignant à notre sport venant d’autres disciplines. À mesure que les adhésions avec la CMWFHCM augmentent, les adhésions au niveau provincial augmentent aussi et avec la CWFHC. Les deux fédérations bénéficient de cette augmentation.


Rappelez-vous qu’aucune autre fédération de sports ne se concentre sur les haltérophiles de 30 ans et plus; une mission qui est uniquement tenue par la Fédération d’Haltérophilie Canadienne Maîtres. La CMWFHCM invite tous les haltérophiles de 30 ans et plus à découvrir que leur fédération mère est cette Fédération. Cette famille vous attend!!

M Gomes (Traduit par Paule Poulin)

President announces two new awards.


CMWFHC President Announces Two New Canadian Certificates





Keeping fit after 80 years of age is no easy achievement. Being an Octogenarian and still weightlifting and competing are even more admirable accomplishments. The Canadian Masters Weightlifting Federation recently established minimum records standards that its member-athletes must surpass in order to set new records in the recently created ten bodyweight categories. These age categories extend beyond the competitive age categories of 80+ for men and 70+ for women. The minimum record standards were reached through discussion and consultation with members of the President’s Advisory Committee before acquiring CMWFHCM board approval.


In admiration and respect for current and forthcoming Octogenarians, the Canadian Masters Weightlifting President has created the Honorary Octogenarian Canadian Masters Record Certificate. As Federation President, he will award this Certificate to the first Octogenarian in his or her bodyweight category who has met the qualifying competition requirements but perhaps not quite surpassing the minimum record standard. These records will be denoted in the charts as Honorary Octogenarian Records.   These Honorary records can be broken by other Octogenarians who surpass them in the years ahead and will still be identified as Honorary Records, unless of course it surpasses the minimum record standard.  In that case, it is a Canadian Masters Record.


With two types of Record Certificates for Octogenarians, the Canadian Masters Weightlifting Federation will demonstrate that they truly cherish these outstanding athletes and role models within their weightlifting communities.


No application is required, but if the President misses an Octogenarian, please let him know.





A new year and a new Award for our Canadian Masters Members who have gold medaled or participated in any three of 2019 Provincial Masters, Canadian Masters, Pan Am Masters, and the World Masters.


The Attollo Award acknowledges the competitive participation and/or success of a CMWFHCM member at select Masters Weightlifting Competitions. “Attollo” is a Latin word meaning to lift up or be exalted to a higher position. Attollo recipients have demonstrated their resolve in rising to a higher level of competition and in doing so, proudly represented the Canadian Masters Weightlifting Federation.


In the AWARDS section of this website you will find more information about the Attollo Gold Medal


Certificate, the Attollo Participation Certificate and the application procedure. Always proud of our Masters Members,


Mark Gomes – President

Canadian Masters Weightlifting Federation




Se garder en forme après 80 ans n’est pas une réussite facile. Être un octogénaire et encore faire de l’haltérophilie et compétitionner sont de plus admirables réussites encore. La Fédération Haltérophilie Canadienne Maîtres a récemment établi des records minimum de normes que ses membres-athlètes doivent surpasser pour établir de nouveaux records dans les dix nouvelles catégories de poids créées récemment. Ces catégories d’âge s’étendent au-delà des catégories de 80+ pour les hommes et de 70+ pour les femmes. Les normes de records minimum ont été établies de par une discussion et consultation avec des membres du Comité Aviseur du Président avant d’obtenir l’approbation de Conseil de la CMWFHCM.


En admiration et respect pour les octogénaires actuels et futurs, le Président de l’Haltérophilie Canadienne a créé le Certificat de Record Canadien Maître Octogénaire Honoraire. En tant que Président de la Fédération, il va octroyer ce certificat au premier octogénaire dans sa catégorie de poids qui a rencontré les demandes de qualification mais peut-être pas tout à fait surpasser les normes minimum de records. Ces records vont être publiés dans les tableaux en tant que Records Honoraires pour les Octogénaires.  Ces records honoraires peuvent être brisés par d’autres octogénaires qui les surpasseront dans les années futures et vont encore être identifiés en tant que records honoraires, à moins bien sûr qu’ils surpassent les normes minimum de records.  Dans ce cas, c’est un record canadien Maîtres.


Avec deux genres de Certificats pour les Octogénaires, la Fédération Haltérophilie Canadienne Maîtres va démontrer qu’elle chérit vraiment ces athlètes exceptionnels et modèles de rôle dans leurs communautés d’haltérophilie.


Aucune application n’est requise, Mais si le Président manque un octogénaire, SVP lui laisser savoir.




Une nouvelle année amène de nouveaux Prix pour nos membres canadiens Maîtres qui ont gagné des médailles d’or ou ont participé à n’importe quel de trois des quatre championnats provinciaux d’haltérophilie Maîtres 2019, les championnats canadiens Maîtres 2019, les championnats panaméricains Maîtres 2019 et les championnats mondiaux Maîtres 2019.


Le Prix Attollo reconnait la participation compétitive et/ou le succès d’un membre de la CMWFHCM à des compétitions d’haltérophilie Maîtres précises.  “Attollo” est un mot latin qui veut dire se soulever ou être exhalté à une plus haute position. Les récipiendaires Attollo ont démontré leur résolution à s’élever à un niveau plus haut de compétition et en faisant cela, représente fièrement la Fédération Haltérophilie Canadienne Maîtres.


Dans la section Prix de ce site web vous trouverez plus d’information à propos du Certificat de

Performance Médaille d’Or Attollo, le Certificat de Participation Attollo et la procédure d’application. Je suis toujours fier de nos membres Maîtres,


Mark Gomes – Président

Haltérophilie Canadienne Maîtres

2020 World Weightlifting Competition Update

Dear Athletes,

2020 01 04

IWF Masters World Championship comes to Orlando USA

The IWF Masters, USA Weightlifting and USA Masters Weightlifting are proud to announce the 2020 IWF  Masters World Championship will be held in Orlando, Florida, USA from 28 August to 5 September.

The event was originally due be held in Obrighem, Germany who unfortunately were unable to host the event in 2020, at which time the IWF Masters invited the United States to host the event as the runner-up in the bidding process, originally completed in Barcelona, Spain in August 2018.

The IWF Masters World Championship is the premiere world-wide event for Weightlifting athletes aged 35 and over, attracting approximately 800 athletes from around the world, competing in 5 year increments from 35 up to over 80 years of age.

Competition and housing will be at the Wyndham Resort on International Drive, Orlando, USA located an easy shuttle or car ride from Orlando International Airport (MCO) which has direct links to nations across the world. The Wyndham Resort is also close by to Orlando area tourist attractions such as Disney World, Universal and others.

“We are grateful to the IWF Masters for the opportunity to return the IWF  Masters World Championship to the United States of America for the first time in many years. We appreciate the trust placed upon us to deliver a world class event for Masters in just 8 months.”

Further details about hotel bookings will be released as soon as is possible. Michael Cohen, USA Masters Weightlifting Committee Chair.

“In recent years, the USA has hosted the Senior World and Youth World Championships, we are thrilled that the Masters level will also now get the opportunity to compete on home soil. We look forward to working closely with the IWF Masters and the USA Weightlifting Masters Committee to deliver a Worlds of the standard that has come to be expected from our hosting.” Phil Andrews, USA Weightlifting Chief Executive Officer.

“With deep appreciation THANK YOU to the USA Masters for stepping in to host the 2020 IWF Masters World Championship at short notice. We know that the USA as an active Masters federation will make excellent arrangements for the benefit of all Masters.”

Denise Offermann 

IWF Masters Secretariat

Weightlifting Seminars planned for 2020


Update 12/12/2019 Greg Doucette


City and Province

Host Club


Please register or contact for more information

High River, Alberta

Hub PT Weightlifting Club


Feb 29, 2020

Jennifer Hamilton

CMFWHC member –

CMFWHC non-member-

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Reebok 306 Weightlifting Club

Further information to follow in the new year


Jason Cain

Moncton, New Brunswick

Colosseo Weightlifting Club and CrossFit Moncton


April 25, 26, 2020

Greg Doucette

NOTE: This event has been POSTPONED. Postponed until we can schedule another date based on Sport NB and GNB advice. (Hopefully this Summer) Stay Tuned.




2019 World Masters Results

2019 world masters-sm






The 2019 World Masters Weightlifting Championships will no doubt be long remembered by Canadian Masters lifters. First of all, the venue was held on home soil in Montreal, and from all accounts the organizers did a stellar job in making this a truly world class event. Canadian lifters responded in kind, with the Womens team capturing second place while the Men’s team captured first place.


The Canadian Masters Teams at international events are selected in a specific way.  First, invitations to compete at the 2019 World Masters are sent out to qualifying athletes by the IWF Masters Secretariat. Once athletes accept the invitation, the Office of the National Chair (ONC) considers two important criteria for team selection. Team points are based on an athlete’s potential medal position and the number of competitors in a category. Athletes are ranked according to their percentage of their qualifying total (QT). All of our team members had surpassed 120% of their QT. ONC also considers how many athletes are competing in the same category as the potential gold and silver medalists.  The greater the number of athletes in a category, the greater the points that can be potentially awarded. The members of the men’s and women’s teams for 2019 were as follows:


Team Canada Women, winning the second-place trophy was composed of (and in order of % above the QT):   Isabelle Gauthier, Laurie Meschishnick, Abigail Guerrero-Gonzales, Heather Amundred, Deidre Coburn, Rosalie Laurin-Larouche, Cathy Hambly, and Manon Poulin.


Team Canada Men, winning the first-place trophy was composed of (and in order of % above the QT): Marcel Perron, Doug Sinclair, Éric Chevrier, Glen Hutchinson, Gabriel Auclair, David Adams, Terry Hadlow, and Jocelyn Normand.


The CMWFHC also wishes to thank and congratulate all members who participated in this year’s competition. It was amazing to have over 150 of our athletes involved and we sincerely hope that it was an inspiring time of personal growth and development in your weightlifting journey. We look forward to seeing meeting you again in the year ahead.





Les Maîtres Haltérophiles Canadiens se souviendrons sans doute longtemps des Championnats du Monde d’Haltérophilie des Maîtres de 2019. Tout d’abord, le Championnat a eu lieu à Montréal sur un site qui est reconnu mondiallement, et de tout les comptes, les organisateurs ont fait un travail remarquable en faisant que cet événement soit de classe mondiale. Les haltérophiles Canadiens ont réagi de façon agréable, l’équipe féminine s’emparant de la deuxième place tandis que l’équipe masculine a pris la première place.


Les Equipes de Maîtres Canadiennes lors d’événements Internationaux sont sélectionnées d’une manière spécifique. Tout d’abord, les invitations à participer aux Championnats Mondial des Maîtres de 2019 sont envoyées aux athlètes qui se sont qualifiés/qualifiées par le/la Secrétaire des Maîtres de l’IWF.  Une fois que les athlètes acceptent l’invitation, le Bureau du Président National (ONC) considère deux critères de sélection d’équipe qui sont important. 


Les points d’équipe sont basés sur l’athlète et son potentiel de placement et le nombre de concurrents dans une catégorie. Les athlètes sont classés en fonction de leur pourcentage et de leur total de qualification (QT). Tous les membres de notre équipe avaient dépassé 120% de leur QT.  ONC considère également le nombre d’athlètes qui compétitionnent dans la même catégorie que les médaillés/médaillées d’or et d’argent de potentiels. Plus le nombre d’athlètes dans une catégorie est élevé, plus les points qui peuvent être attribués sont importants.  Les membres des équipes masculine et féminine pour 2019 étaient les suivants:


Equipe Canada Femmes; qui a remporté le trophé de la deuxième place, était composée (de l’ordre de % au-dessus du QT): Isabelle Gauthier, Laurie Meschishnick, Abigail Guerrero-Gonzales, Heather Amundred, Deidre Coburn, Rosalie Laurin-Larouche, Cathy Hambly, et Manon Poulin.


Equipe Canada Hommes; qui a remporté le trophé de la première place, était composé (de l‘ordre de % au-dessus du QT): Marcel Perron, Doug Sinclair, Éric Chevrier, Glen Hutchinson, Gabriel Auclair, David Adams, Terry Hadlow et Jocelyn Normand.


La CMWFHC tient également à remercier  et à féliciter tout les membres qui ont participé à cette compétition cette année.  C’était incroyable d’avoir plus de 150 de nos athlètes participant à cet événement et nous espérons sincèrement que c’était un moment inspirant, de croissance personnelle et de valeur dans votre carrière d’haltérophile.  Nous sommes impatients   de vous revoir dans l’année à venir.   


IWF Press Release

IWF World Masters Championship reinforces weightlifting as sport for all

The IWF World Masters Championship concluded in Montreal on Saturday 24 August, following nine days of competition which showcased weightlifting as a sport that can be practised by men and women of all ages, body types, and backgrounds.

A total of 689 (385 male and 304 female athletes) from 54 countries competed in the Championship which received the original 1976 Olympic Games competition platform from Montreal. Athletes aged over 35 years of age took part in more than 90 categories divided by age and weight. This year a Preliminary Entry System was introduced to calculate the best 700 athletes per verified entry total registered.

The Championship’s oldest competitor was 87 year old Tsutomu Kobayashi from Japan, who competed in the M80/73kg and lifted a total of 77kg. Meanwhile in the women’s category, Lorraine Pelletier, born in 1943 from the host nation Canada, was the oldest female competitor and lifted a total of 66kg.

The Championships demonstrated the positive mental and physical benefits of weightlifting and the important role it can play in maintaining strength later in life.

IWF President Tamas Ajan said:

“The IWF World Masters Championship has once again demonstrated that people are never too old to get involved in weightlifting. We have seen men and women, from different countries and backgrounds, and different ages from 35 up to 87, come together through their shared love of weightlifting and the benefits it brings them. There are so many advantages of weightlifting and everyone is able to draw something different from the sport. These Championships are about more than who wins or who lifts the heaviest weights, they are about persistence and mental discipline and people challenging themselves to achieve their very best.”

The 2020 IWF Masters World Championships will be in Obrigheim, Germany from the 28 August to 6 September.

Merci – Thank you Power Performance Systems

Thank You

Power Performance Systems,

The CMWFHC would like to take a moment to thank you for all your hard work to get the team gear out to the Canadian Masters athletes. It has been brought up many times to introduce a team look for big competitions such at World Masters over the years…and although it has been done before, this has been the most successful year. It was a great pleasure to showcase our team gear in Montreal! Many of our Masters lifters proudly wore their PPS Canadian Singlet, the new bomber jackets and t-shirts and also some wore the warm-up shirts from Pan Am Masters 2018!

Thank you for being the CMWFHC team gear outfitter!

With much appreciation,

The CMWFHC Board, Advisory Committee and its Members

Systèmes de performance de puissance, Le CMWFHC aimerait prendre un moment pour vous remercier de votre travail acharné pour amener l’équipe aux athlètes des Maîtres canadiens. Il a souvent été question de présenter une équipe recherchant de grandes compétitions telles que World Masters au fil des ans… et bien que cela ait déjà été fait, cette année a été la plus fructueuse. Ce fut un grand plaisir de présenter notre équipement à Montréal! Bon nombre de nos maîtres leveurs portaient fièrement leur maillot canadien PPS, les nouveaux blousons et t-shirts bombardiers, ainsi que les chemises d’échauffement des maîtres des Jeux panaméricains 2018! Merci d’être le pourvoyeur d’équipement du CMWFHC!

Avec beaucoup d’appréciation,

Le conseil d’administration, le comité consultatif et les membres de la CMWFHC

“best. masters world championships. ever”

Press release
For immediate release

Montreal 2019 World Masters Weightlifting Championship

Successful Championships

Montreal, August 25, 2019 – The Montreal World Masters Weightlifting Championship concluded on Saturday. The competition, showcasing the world’s best weightlifters aged 35+, welcomed competitors from all continents, including 150 Canadians, at the Pierre-Charbonneau Centre. Athletes from 60 countries were competing, a record for a World Masters Championship.

Numerous athletes enjoyed their stay in Quebec’s metropolis, as mentioned by Mario Robitaille, vice-president of the organizing committee.

“A dozen athletes told me these were the best World Master Weightlifting Championship they’ve ever been to. We put together a great championship, and we have much to be proud of. Yves Carignan (President of the organizing committee) and I are also competing, so with our experience, we know what it takes to keep the athletes happy. We are very proud, and we delivered on our promises.”

Families and friends of the competitors from all around the world could follow the competition live on two Internet platforms with a live medal count. This World Masters technological first was made possible thanks to the work of Julien Carignan, Yves Carignan’s son.

Canada’s men’s and women’s teams finished second in the team standings.

Highest Honours to Kristi Brewer and Marcel Perron

American Kristi Brewer and Quebecois Marcel Perron were crowned the weightlifters with the best balanced scorecard across all age and weight categories.

Mario Robitaille was delighted by Perron’s victory, which represents more than a simple sporting result.

Marcel Perron and Mario Robitaille

“It’s really something to win this is Montreal! This was expected from him. He suffered a CVA three years ago, and we set up a fundraising campaign to get him special treatments. He was back on his feet quickly, but in January 2018, we didn’t know if he would be able to compete. He took about two months off before getting back in the gym.”

These World Championships closed the loop opened 40 years ago by Yves Carignan when he competed at the Montreal Olympic Games.

The next World Masters Weightlifting Championship will be held in Germany.

Canadian Medallists of the 2019 World Masters Weightlifting Championship

August 16th
80+, M Gold Marcel Perron -73 kg
75+, M Silver Doug Sinclair -81 kg
70-74, M Silver Ken Miller -67 kg
70-74, M Silver Yvon Matte -73 kg
75+, W Gold Lorraine Pelletier -71 kg
75+, W Gold Judy Quinn -76 kg
75+, W Gold Dawn Larson -64 kg
70+, W Gold Christine Walt -81 kg
70+, W Gold Doris Hellenbart -59 kg
65-69, W Gold Susan Spencer +87 kg
65-69, W Gold Suzanne Hill -49 kg
65-69, W Gold Madeline Payne -64 kg August 17th
60-64, M Gold Terence Hadlow -89 kg
60-64, M Silver Paul Goldberg -55 kg
60-64, M Silver Michel Piétracupa -73 kg
60-64, M Silver André Dionne -81 kg August 18th
55-59, W Gold Laurie Meschishnick -64 kg
55-59, M Gold Jocelyn Normand -96 kg
55-59, W Silver Madeleine Waterfield -71 kg
55-59, W Silver Manon Poulin -59 kg
55-59, M Silver Behzad Allahyari -61 kg
55-59, M Bronze Jocelyn Vachon -73 kg
55-59, M Bronze Gilles Poirier -89 kg
55-59, M Bronze Andre Boutin – 96 kg August 19th
55-59, M Silver Clive Smith +109 kg
50-54, W Bronze Danielle Ferko-Hicks -55 kg August 20th
45-49, W GOLD Isabelle Gauthier -59 kg **world records for clean and jerk (90 kg) and total (159 kg)
45-49, W Gold Heather Amundrud -49 kg
45-49, W Bronze Karen Petursson -49 kg
45-49, W Bronze Heather Wolfe -64 kg
45-49, W Silver Lindsey Ingram -71 kg
45-49, W Silver Danielle Pirrie -81 kg
50-54, W Gold Lisa Sluik -81 kg
50-54, W Bronze Allison Sullivan -76 kg August 21st
40-44, W Gold Abigail Guerrero Gonzalez -59 kg
40-44, W Silver Rosalie Laurin Larouche -55 kg
40-44, W Bronze Brandi McDonald -49 kg
45-49, M Gold Thomas Seniuk -89 kg
45-49, M Silver Thorin Gault -89 kg
45-49, M Gold Éric Chevrier -102 kg
45-49, M Gold David Petit -61 kg
45-49, M Silver Rumen Stoianov -81 kg
45-49, M Bronze Claude Caouette -81 kg
45-49, M Silver David Adams -96 kg
45-49, M Bronze Tirath Sandhu -109 kg August 22nd
40-44, M Silver Sacha Amédé -96 kg
40-44, W Silver Jodi Podolas -71 kg
40-44, W Silver Cathy Hambly -81 kg
40-44, W Bronze Hannah Gray -81 kg
40-44, M Silver John Florento -61 kg
40-44, M Silver Jason Cain -81 kg
40-44, M Gold Glen Hutchison -89 kg
40-44, M Silver Ian Robinson -89 kg
40-44, M Silver Steven Bishop -102 kg
40-44, M Silver Akos Sandor +109 kg
40-44, M Bronze Mohan Shandhu -109 kg August 23rd
35-39, W Silver Lindsay McCardle -64 kg
35-39, W Bronze Andrea Robinson -64 kg
35-39, W Bronze Meagan Apostoleris -71 kg
35-39, M Silver Albert Pilon -73 kg
35-39, M Bronze Frank Longo -81 kg
35-39, M Bronze David Spurr -89 kg August 24th
35-39, M Gold Gabriel Auclair +109 kg


Written by Sportcom for the Montreal 2019 World Masters Weightlifting Championship

Information: For any interview requests with athletes, please contact Camille Asselin at: or by phone: 450-602-4002.

Yves Carignan
President of the organizing committee Montreal 2019 World Masters Weightlifting Championship 418-368-2948




First Day, Thursday

Temperatures in Orlando have surpassed 30 degrees and the Canadians are starting to heat up the platform at the 2019 Pan American Masters. Torching the wood began with Doug Sinclair’s 58 kg Snatch on his second attempt. It got a bit scary with his first 75 kg Clean and Jerk missed, but snapped it up on his second attempt and went on to move that up again to 78 kg ending up with an impressive 136 total in the M75/81 category and securing a very nice SMF of 383.591 and a Gold.

Racking up another high SMF (403.02) was Terry Hadlow in the M60/89 category with a Snatch of 95 and Clean and Jerk of 121, totalling out with 216 kg and a Gold. Yves Carignan skipped supper and breakfast, well he must have, since he weighed in the lighter category of M65/67; or is he reserving that M65/73 spot for me when I return to the competitive platform. Yves did very well with 62 kg Snatch and 81 kg Clean and Jerk. Another nice SMF for Yves with 327.615.

Judy Quinn was taking no nonsense with her three successful Snatches, closing with 31 and then ensuring her 41 kg Clean and Jerk in her third a;empt. In the W70/71 she won the Gold with an SMF of 162.935. Not far behind on the SMF point system was another Gold medalist, Jill Miller, in the W65/64 with liMs of 28 and 38. Where these two athletes are going to keep all their awards – start building that new trophy room!!


Canadians, Second Day, Friday


…and shook some platforms on Friday. Isabelle Gauthier captured a Gold in the W45/59 with a 70 Snatch and 88 kg CJ, just missing her 91, for an impressive total of 158 (273.044 SMF). And our very own Manon Poulin broke the Pan Am Masters Snatch Record in the W55/55 on her third attempt with 47 kg. With her 54 kg Clean and Jerk she totalled 101 and SMF of 204.877.

Two of our male athletes broke the 300 SMF with Silver medal awards: Thomas Seniuk (116 and 137; 253 and SMF of 364.15. Martin Walt just stepped over that marker with 95 and 116 and SMF of 306.118. Martin did not miss any of his lifts and so far, our only 6 for 6 athlete. PAN AM MASTERS WEIGHTLIFTING

Canadians, Third day, Saturday


I often listen to a group called The Black Keys and this particular song just came to mind as I thought of how well our Canadians were doing at the Pan Am Masters Weightlifting. Terry Hadlow and Doug Sinclair rose in their ranks to become Best Lifters in their age categories. I am sure there are others, but I humbly spread what I am picking up on social media. Mens Golds today included Steven Bishop, John Florento and Craig Gilbert. Craig impressively made all his Clean and Jerk attempts closing with 153. Although no Gold medals today for the Women, their performances as new international athletes were indeed gold to me. Pamela Davidson, Helen Lamarre and Brandi McDonald…you struggled and you were rewarded by stepping onto that podium and making us proud up in “We the North.”


Canadians, last day, Sunday

Wrapping up the last day of this international event were the youngest groups of international athletes, the 35-39-year-old weightlifters. And I bet they just love being called the youngest group! Some were former or even current Senior lifters and others, just recently joining our membership in the Canadian Masters Weightlifting Federation; some with international competitive experience and others just beginning their journey. To all our athletes in this age category, a job well done. The Men held their own, with Dave Spur surging ahead to capture his Gold with 115/155/270/342.179. The Women kept pace with Amanda Whiting securing her Silver with 67/92/159/218.859.

Here are the names of our athletes who broke Pan Am Masters Records: Sue Spencer, Manon Poulin, Isabelle Gauthier, Terry Hadlow and Steve Bishop. Congratulations!!!

Well the Sun has set on Sunday and from what I have seen and heard on social media, the Canadians were both impressive on the platform and impressed with the organizing host spearheaded by the Michael Cohen, Les Simonton, Corinne Grotenhuis and with the webmaster prowess of Sheryl Cohen. I am sure there are many others from officials, and volunteers who often go unmentioned. But my little eyes and ears at the event tell me that a fantastic job was done by each and everyone involved. Bravo!

I wish our Canadian athletes a safe trip home and for those remaining behind, enjoy the beautiful weather and our American friends. Our summer has yet to arrive. Also check your mailboxes for a little surprise.