Daralynn D’angelo of the North Bay Y Valkyries weightlifting team has won her fourth straight Canadian Masters weightlifting title. The 39 year old D’Angelo placed first in the 58 kilo class at the National finals staged Saturday at the Erindale campus of the University of Toronto in Mississauga.
In topping her division D’Angelo set two new personal bests and two new Canadian Masters (over 35) records. The new marks included a 50 kilogram success in the Snatch and a total of 117.5 kilos. She tied her best ever clean and jerk of 67.5, a weight she had made in her last competitive outing.
In the overall kilo for kilo ratings D’angelo was second behind the 48 kilo champion Manon Poulin- Cyr of Drummondville, Quebec. Poulin-Cyr is the current World Masters Champion in her division. The third best formula rating went to the over 75 kilo champion Donna McDonald of the Blue Mountain Weightlifting club of Collingwood.
Daralynn is now preparing for the upcoming World Masters Games set for Edmonton in mid-July. On this occasion the International Weightlifting Federation will host the 2005 World Finals for master aged weightlifters. Daralynn’s goals include setting some new National records, and making it to the medal podium.
Submitted to BayToday.ca