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Doug Hepburn
World Champion
1953 World Champion (Stockholm)
1954 British Empire & Commonwealth Games Champion
Doug has been inducted into the Canadian Sports Hall of Fame, the Canadian Olympic Committee Hall of Fame, and the BC Sports Hall of Fame.
Doug won the Lou Marsh Award as Canada's top athlete in 1953.
In Honour of Doug and with his approval, BCWA began the Junior Doug Hepburn Championships (Under 17 years of age) in 1998.
MOHAMMAD NASSIRI
World Champion
1968 Olympic Games Gold Medalist
1972 Olympic Games Silver Medalist
1976 Olympic Games Bronze Medalist
World Champion - 1968, 1969, 1970, 1973, 1974
Mr. Nassiri is originally from Iran and has lived in BC for a number of years. He broke 15 World Records in his career.
Jack Varaleau
World Champion
1948 Olympic Games
1952 Olympic Games
1950 British Empire & Commonwealth Games Gold Medalist
Wes Woo
Coach
1968 Olympic Games (Mexico City)
1976 Olympic Games (Montreal)
1980 Olympic Games (Canada Boycotted)
World Championships - 1974, 1977
Pan American Games - 1971, 1975
1978 Commonwealth Games
In 1981, Wes received the National Honour Medal from the International Weightlifting Federation.
Wayne Wilson
World Class Athlete
1972 Olympic Games (Munich)
World Championships - 1973, 1974
Pan American Games - 1971, 1975
Canadian Champion - 1969, 1971, 1972,1973,1974,1975
Paul Bjarnason
World Class Athlete
1968 Olympic Games (Mexico City)
1967 Pan American Games Silver Medalist
Commonwealth Games - 1966, 1970
Canadian Champion - 1966, 1970
In 1968 Paul's training lifts were fantastic as he Snatched 143kg (World Record at the time was 150kg) and Cleaned 191kg (World Record C&J was approximately 195-200).
Unfortunately, Paul became quite ill prior to the Olympic Games which resulted in a big drop of bodyweight and a less than anticipated performance.
Keith Adams
World Class Athlete
1972 Olympic Games (Munich)
1973 World Championships
1971 Pan American Games
1970 Commonwealth Games
Canadian Champion - 1971, 1972
Doug Robertson
World Class Athlete
1975 Pan American Games
1974 Commonwealth Games
Canadian Champion - 1973, 1975, 1976
Larry Burke
World Class
World Championships - 1977, 1978
1979 Pan American Games
Canadian Champion - 1979
Dieter Stamm
International Official
1976 Olympic Games - Timing Official
1973 World Championships - Team Manager
1978 Commonwealth Games
1994 Commonwealth Games - Competition Secretary
2003 World Championships - Team Leader (Main Competition Hall)
2006 Commonwealth Games
Dieter became an International Category #2 Official in 1969 and a International Category #1 in 1987.
Dieter has received the 25 Year Service Award from the International Weightlifting Federation.
Ron Greavette
Coach
1992 Olympic Games - Team Leader (Barcelona)
World Junior Championships - 1976, 1977, 1987
Commonwealth Games - 1986, 1990
CWFHC President (1989-1994)
BCWA President - 2 Terms
Ron has received the 25 Year Service Award from the International Weightlifting Federation.
Guy Greavette
World Class Athlete/Coach
1988 Olympic Games - 10th
World Championships - 1985, 1986
World Junior Championships - 1978, 1979, 1980
Pan American Games - 1983, 1987 (Bronze)
1982 Commonwealth Games Silver Medalist
1986 Commonwealth Games Bronze Medalist
1990 Commonwealth Games Bronze Medalist
Canadian Champion - 1982,1983,1985,1988
1995 World Championships - Assistant Coach
2000 World University Championships - Assistant Coach
2002 World University Championships - Assistant Coach
2002 World Championships - Assistant Coach
2003 World Championships (Vancouver) - Sport & Competition Manager
2006 Commonwealth Games - Team Leader
2007 World Championships – Head Men’s Coach
2008 Pan American Championships – Head Coach
2008 Olympic Games – Team Leader/Assistant Coach
2009 World Championships – Assistant Coach
2010 World Championships – Assistant Coach
2011 Pan American Games – Head Coach
2011 World Championships – Coach
Parmajit Gill
World Class Athlete
1987 World Championships
1984 World Junior Championships
1987 Pan American Games Silver Medalist
1995 Pan American Games
1986 Commonwealth Games
Canadian Champion - 1987, 1994
Major Lidder
World Class Athlete
1982 World Junior Championships (6th)
Canadian Champion - 1987, 1988
Li Hongling
World Champion
World Champion - 1987,1988,1989,1991
Ms. Hongling is originally from China and has been in BC for a number of years.
Miel McGerrigle
World Class Athlete
1995 World Junior Championships – 4th
1996 NACACI Championships – Silver
2003 World University Championships
2003 Pan American Games – 5th
2003 World Weightlifting Championships – 23rd
Canadian Champion – 1995, 2004
Parm Phangura
World Class Athlete
2002 American Open (Int’l.) – Silver
2004 Commonwealth Championships – Bronze
2007 Manuel Saurez (Int’l.) – 6th
2008 Pan American Championships – 5th
Canadian Champion – 2002, 2003, 2007
Jasvir Singh
World Class Athlete
2008 Olympic Games – 12th
2007 World Championships – 32nd
2008 Pan American Championships – 7th
Canadian Champion – 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
International Events
1954 British Empire & Commonwealth Games - Stan Gibson
1970 Commonwealth Games - Paul Marsden
1975 World Junior Championships - Robert Rudek
1987 World Championships - Moya Garlisi
1987 & 1988 World Championships - Julie Hunter
1992 World Junior Championships - Satwinder Ghatarora
2000 & 2002 World University Championships - Sophia Sandhu
2001 World Junior Championships - Deep Takhar
2002 World Junior Championships - Bridget Bernier
2003 World Junior Championships - Evan Openshaw
2005 World Junior Championships - Adrian Chatelain
2005 World Junior Championships - Walter Bailey
2006 Pan American Sub 15 Championships – Prabdeep Sanghera
2006 Pan American Sub 15 Championships – Harinder Mahey
2007 World Junior Championships – Katelynn Williams
2007 Pan American Sub 15 Championships – Prabdeep Sanghera
2007 Pan American Sub 15 Championships – Snimerdeep Sanghera
2007 Pan American Sub 15 Championships – Harmanpreet Phangura
2007 Pan American Sub 15 Championships – Amarveer Sahota
2007 Pan American Youth Championships – Derek Herridge
2008 Commonwealth Youth Games – Adrian Cadmus-Dixon
2013 World Junior Championships - Prabdeep Sanghera
2014 World Championships - Prabdeep Sanghera
Canadian Senior Champions
1964 - George Dean (+90kg)
1969 - Amarjit Johl (+110kg)
1973 - Sam Dhaliwal (67.5kg)
1973 - Chris Dariotis (82.5kg)
1974 - Chris Dariotis (82.5kg)
1975 - Chris Dariotis (82.5kg)
1976 - Chris Dariotis (90kg)
1977 - Chris Dariotis (82.5kg)
1977 - Carman Adair (90kg)
1979 - Carman Adair (82.5kg)
1983 - Sergio Bevilacqua (110kg)
1988 - Hardial Bhabra (60kg)
1989 - Hardial Bhabra (60kg)
1989 - Chris Suda (67.5kg)
1990 - Irena Michich (75kg)
1995 - Miel McGerrigle (54kg)
2004 - Miel McGerrigle (63kg)
2006 - Joke Adekola (58kg)
2007 – Joke Adekola (58kg)
2007 – Anike Ayodeji (75kg)
2009 - Jasvir Singh (62kg)
2010 - Jasvir Singh (62kg)
2010 - Manroop Sahota (75+kg)
2011 - Christine Girard (63kg)
2011 - Katelynn Williams (75kg)
2012 - Christine Girard (63kg)
2012 - Katelynn Williams (75kg)
2013 - Helena Billen (53kg)
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