PAN AM Weightlifting Championships
London Olympic Qualifier; Junior World Weightlifting Championships, Antigua, Guatemala
This event was held in the beautiful city of Antigua (UNESCO World Heritage Site) In Guatemala from May 10th -19th 2012. Dr. Alban Merepeza worked as a chiropractor with the Canadian National Weightlifting Team. This was the first time that Dr. Merepeza was working with The Canadian Team and overall it was a great experience. This event was to determine the Continental qualifiers for the London Olympic games and as such had particular importance. The aim was to qualify another Canadian male weightlifter and for this purpose the delegations was 26 persons strong. The Team did relatively well but fell short of a few points of qualifying a male for London. Nevertheless, there will be three female weightlifters representing Canada at the Olympic Games in London.