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Local athlete to do some heavy lifting in South America

Beaton hopes this performance will help him make Canada's 2020 Paralympic team
Jake Beaton in his Team Canada jacket. Photo courtesy Facebook.

 A local powerlifter will be in Bogota, Colombia soon in preparation for the World Para Powerlifting championships as competition begins on the weekend.  

Jake Beaton, has been para powerlifting for about four years.

He finished on top of the podium in every event he has entered since he began competing competitively in 2014.   

Most recently Beaton became a national champion and broke a Canadian Para Powerlifting record with a lift of 100 Kilograms in his weight class last winter in Calgary.

“I have always been into fitness and I have always had the goal of eventually going to the Paralympics and when I got into this it seemed to be the right thing for me,” Beaton told Rogers Radio back in October.  

Beaton is also a longtime member of the North Bay Ice Breakers sledge hockey team.

Beaton, who suffers from Spina Bifida, has battled through medical and health issues throughout his life. 

He hopes to have a solid performance and has already set his sights on set on trying to make 2020 Team Canada Paralympic team which will take place in Tokyo.   


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