Lord Tweedsmuir weightlifters are the best in B.C.
The school’s team won the recent B.C. High School Weightlifting Championships, held at Universal Fitness in Surrey, and broke some records in the process.
Winning medals were: Alisha Rana, Parvir Gill, Simran Sandhu, Parminder Sangha, Snimerdeep Sanghera , Prabdeep Sanghera, Arsh Atwal, Max Kim and Jaskarn Ranu.
Prabdeep also broke records, which she set in the first place. She competed in the 75 kg weight class and lifted 90 kg in the snatch, 102 kg in the clean and jerk and netted a point total of 192.
Prabdeep has already been selected to compete in the 2011 World Junior Weightlifting Championships to be held in Penang, Malaysia in July. Accustomed to the thrill of competition, Prabdeep previously participated in two Youth Pan American Championships and won bronze and gold medals; the Youth World Championship in Thailand in 2009 where she placed sixth; the Youth Pan American Games in Peru in 2010; and the Youth Olympic Games in Singapore in 2010.
In the past five years, Prabdeep has won three gold medals and two silver medals at the Junior Canadian Championships, and she also won a silver medal at the senior national championships.