A pair of Port Alberni weightlifters were in the spotlight at Glenwood Centre last Saturday for the EMS Weightlifting Club’s annual A&R Memorial event.
Brittney Tannock set a personal best in the 53-kilogram clean and jerk event in her first competition, and Simrit Dhaliwal had a decent showing in the 53 Kg class in her first competition in a few years, coach Darren Willis said.
A third lifter, Quinlan Jager, attends school in Nanaimo but considers himself to be a Port Alberni competitor. He lifted 68 Kg while competing in the 69 Kg class.
The event attracted 70 lifters from all around the province, Willis said, including a pair of Olympians. Jasvir Singh competed in the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London, England and was competing last weekend.
Guy Greavette, a competitor from the 1988 Seoul Olympics who also holds several masters’ lifting records in Canada, was at the tournament coaching his son Matthew. “It was fun to see the next generation,” Willis said.