Weightlifters round out Team Canada for Rio 2016
Two weightlifters will round out Team Canada after being named to the Olympic squad for Rio 2016.
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Beauchemin-Nadeau will be returning to the Olympic Games after making her debut at London 2012, where she was eighth in the 69kg category. Since London, Beauchemin-Nadeau won Commonwealth Games gold and placed fourth at the Toronto 2015 Pan American Games – both in the 75kg class.
The lone male weightlifter joining Team Canada is Plamondon, who also came fourth at TO2015 after claiming a Commonwealth bronze a year earlier in the 85kg division. Rio will be Plamondon’s first Olympic Games.
Canada has three medals all time in Olympic weightlifting, with Christine Girard bringing home the latest four years ago from Britain.