2019 Canadian Masters Championships and Special Awards
Championnats canadiens Maîtres 2019 Prix Spéciaux
Thorin Gault, News Editor
The 2019 Canadian Masters Weightlifting Championship hummed along like an efficient machine as 150 lifters from nine provinces competed over two days. There was still time to celebrate a few of our members as there were two new Hall of Fame inductees and a lifetime achievement award presented.
Quebec’s Bezhad Allahyari was inducted into the Canadian Masters Hall of Fame with 113 points. Bezhad has accumulated eight national titles and has also competed in both the Pan Am and World Championships.
Christine Walt of Ontario also entered the Canadian Masters Hall of Fame with 113 points. In addition to many Canadian and Pan American titles, Christine has also set numerous Canadian Masters records.
Keeping it in the family, this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Bob Walt. The lifetime achievement award is reserved for individuals who have provided support and dedication to masters weightlifting and sharing a passion for the sport.
Bob’s prowess as a lifter cannot be denied as a many time national and Pan American Champion. He has also set many Canadian Masters records over his decades of participation. Bob is perhaps best known for being a coach who is always willing to help, regardless of where the lifter is from. In addition to his widely sought-after technical expertise, Bob brings an energy to the warm-up room that is second to none.
Congratulations to this year’s recipients and thank you for your contributions to the sport of Masters weightlifting.
Canadian Masters Hall of Fame
Canadian Masters Hall of Fame report for the calendar year 2018
Heading Rapport du Temple de la Renommée canadien pour l’année 2018
Prepared by: Ken Miller, February 11, 2019
This year the results were updated for the 2018 Canadian (121 competitors), Pan American (101 competitors) and World Masters ( 29 competitors) results. The input is not verified by a third party. As a result members should check their own results on the website and notify the Secretary of any discrepancies.
This year there are 2 new inductees. They will be inducted at the 2019 Canadian Masters Championships.
The total number of inductees totals 31 which include 7 women.
The updated results are posted on the web site after each competition.
The system for induction has remained the same. One hundred points are necessary for induction to the Hall of Fame. The results used are from 1989 to present.
Points are accumulated as follows:
Canadians Worlds Pan Ams
Gold 10 6 5
Silver 7 5 4
Bronze 5 4 3
Other 4 3 2