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Maleeka Virtue Selected as Weightlifting Award Winner at Lions Club Banquet By Casey Leger


aleeka Virtue is not a typical weightlifter. Or is she? One of the outstanding characteristics of sports, fitness, and athletics in this day and age is that the atypical is the new typical, and that is certainly true of Maleeka, this year’s Lions’ Club Weightlifting Award winner. “She has shown the most drive and dedication of any club member this year,” according to Kyle Pichie of the Cornwall Weightlifting Club, which currently trains out of Caveman Strong. “In the long term, she has tremendous potential

as a weightlifter,” says Pichie, who inspires belief. coaches and trains club members. Maleeka became a weightlifter That’s high praise, and it’s by accident. Literally. When she certainly justified: at 14, Maleeka is was ten years old, she was an avid 2 kilos (4.4 lbs.) away from breaking gymnast, but she broke her leg on the juvenile record of 53 kilos (116.6 a dismount from the balance beam. lbs.) for the “snatch”, which is one “When the cast came off, I needed of her favorite lifts. She competes to build the muscle, so I started in the under 48 kilo division, and weightlifting. I loved it,” she says. if you’ve followed the math, she As for the Lions’ Club award, it weighs in at a maximum of 105.6 came as a complete surprise. “My pounds, so she’s lifting above her mom told me I had to get to the body weight. Not impressed yet? gym that night [of the awards]. I This grade eight student is squatting was confused because I usually 185 pounds on a regular basis. get to pick my nights. I was “I’m going to break that record,” totally shocked.” And, apparently, she says with confidence, and she delighted.

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