Weyburn powerlifters compete at world championships

Weyburn powerlifters Mikayla Lohse, Natalie Hastings and Brianna Swyryda competed in the World Sub-Junior/Junior Championships hosted in Regina on Aug. 26-31.

Hastings competed in the sub-junior class in the 63 kg weight category, and placed fifth.

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In the bench press competition, she lifted weights of 60, 62.5 and 65 kg, and in the deadlift competition, she lifted 100 and 112.5 kg for a total of 287.5 kg, earning six points.

Swyryda competed in the 84 kg sub-junior category, and placed third. In the all squat competition, she lifted 145 and 150 kg; in the bench press contest, she lifted 80 kg; and in the deadlift competition, lifted 120 then 132.5 kg. Her total was 362.5 kg, and she earned eight points.

As a team, Canada ended in fifth place with 1,447.66 International Powerlifting Federation (IPF) points in the sub-junior competition.

Lohse competed in the 63 kg junior category, and she finished in fourth place.

In the squat competition, she lifted 150, 160 and 170 kg; in bench press, she lifted 85, 90 and 95 kg; and in deadlift, she lifted 145 and 162.5 kg.

Her total weight lifted was 427.5 kg, and she earned seven points.

As a team, Canada placed 12th in the junior competition with 577.15 IPF points.

The countries competing included the U.S., Germany, Ukraine, Norway, Sweden, Japan, Russia, Poland, Great Britain, the Philippines and Chinese Taipei.