Canadian Powerlifting Championships: Two East Hants Women to Compete on International Stage

Pat Healey

“East Hants Powerlifters Head to World Championship in Austin, Texas”

Glynnis Powell of Elmsdale and Wanda Leese of Enfield have set their sights on representing Team Canada at the upcoming International Powerlifting Federation World Bench Press Championships in Austin, Texas. The journey to this prestigious event has been filled with hard work, dedication, and sheer determination for these two talented athletes.

A Chance of a Lifetime

Both Powell and Leese expressed their excitement and gratitude for the incredible opportunity to compete on an international stage. Their journey from training at Renew Health/ADAPT Fitness to now competing among over 1,200 athletes from around the world is a testament to their perseverance and passion for the sport.

Setting Personal Goals

Leese, competing in the Women’s Classic M2 (50-59) 84kg+ division, is determined to surpass her personal best lift total and support her fellow women athletes. Powell, competing in the Masters 1 76kg class, is eager to achieve a new personal record or even exceed it at the championship. For both athletes, the ultimate goal is not just about winning but about enjoying the experience and showcasing their strength and dedication.

A Message of Inspiration

Powell’s journey to the international competition serves as a reminder that with hard work and consistency, anything is possible. She believes in the power of strength training and the transformative impact it has had on her life. Powell wants to inspire others to believe in their abilities and demonstrate that the human body is capable of extraordinary feats with the right mindset and dedication.

The Powerlifting Community

One of the most significant aspects of this journey for Powell and Leese has been the unwavering support and camaraderie within the powerlifting community. They have found a sense of belonging and encouragement among like-minded individuals who share their passion for strength and resilience.

As these two remarkable athletes gear up for the international championship, they carry with them not just the weight of their training but also the hopes and dreams of aspiring athletes everywhere. Their journey is a testament to the power of perseverance, teamwork, and unwavering determination. So, let’s cheer them on as they represent Team Canada and inspire us all to reach for new heights in our own pursuits.”



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