Powerhouse Luke Tremblay lifted his way to a bronze finish at World Championships

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by Sylene Argent

Between June 4 and 16, Essex’s Luke Tremblay was one of more than 950 athletes who participated in the 2019 International Powerlifting Federation (IPF) Classic World Powerlifting Championships in Helsingborg, Sweden.

  Tremblay competed in the Junior Division for 105-kilogram athletes, and earned an overall bronze medal. To earn that overall bronze, he earned a silver in the squat, having lifted 315 kilos, and a silver in the bench press, having lifted 195 kilos. He also deadlifted 315 kilos.

  Tremblay was thrilled with the results, especially since this was his first meet in a while in which he didn’t miss any of the lift attempts.  

  Following the success of this event, Tremblay learned he qualified to compete in the Commonwealth Games to take place in St. John’s, Newfoundland in September. He hopes to make the competition and is ready to continue his training in preparation for the tournament.

  Soon, Tremblay will have to move into the open category as he is about to age-out of the Junior division.

  The 23-year-old is not worried about moving up into a larger category that is sure to provide more competition as when he compared his results to the open category from the World Competition, he learned he would have placed fifth. He said it is nice to be able to see where his athleticism compares to his future competitors.

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