Rochdale News | Sports News | Rochdale weightlifter chosen to compete at World Masters Championships in Canada

Date published: July 06, 2022

A weightlifter from Rochdale has been chosen to compete in the upcoming World Masters Championships in Canada.

Geneviève Collins has been chosen to participate in the classic competition in Newfoundland which will take place from October 8th to 12th.

Last year, the mother-of-three represented Team GB at the International Powerlifting Federation World Championships in Sweden, where she won a bronze medal and a podium finish in the Women’s Masters 1 category. (63 kg-69 kg) after squatting 145 kg, benching 82.5 kg and deadlifting 167 kg. .

She hopes to raise £5,000 to cover the costs of competing in Canada.

Geneviève said: “I worked hard to be able to compete at this level, training 4 days a week alongside family obligations. I appreciate any help to be able to represent our country and continue to lift for Great Britain and it is an honor to be able to do so.

Geneviève started amateur sport six years ago while recovering from a knee injury; a Full Contact personal trainer suggested trying it during his sports rehabilitation. She had already played a lot of netball and went to the gym regularly before falling in love with weightlifting.

Genevieve, who owns her own baking business, Rocco Cocoa Cakes, entered her first national competition before Covid hit. She placed fourth, qualifying for the British Masters, which she won in July last year, earning her a place in the British team.

Previously, she had participated in eight regional competitions and championships, consistently placing between first and fourth place.

Donations to help Geneviève reach the world championships can be made through GoFundMe.

Ruth J. Leeds