Every kilo she’s ever lifted in medal

Posted: August 2, 2014 in MWA


Every kilo she’s ever lifted in medal
Ten years of training pays off for Lorette lifter

Marie-Josée Arès-Pilon had to be asked to show-off the bronze medal tucked safely in the pocket of her Canada track-suit when she arrived at the Richardson International Airport Friday aftertoon.

Pilon, a weightlifter from Lorette, won bronze in the 69-kilogram category at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland, on Monday.

It was Pilon’s second time competing in the games, her last performance coming in 2010 Delhi games where she finished in fourth place.

“It felt really good because I put a lot of hard work into the past four years,” Pilon said of the experience. “Every little bit of kilo counted for the bronze so I was really happy about that.”


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