My Experience in Russia

It was 2 weeks before one of the biggest and most important trips in my life to the Junior World Championships in Kazan, Russia. I was having numerous problems with my body, which prevented me from performing the Olympic lifts. I was trying extremely hard not to worry about it, not think about how my injury would affect my competition, which was very hard for me because I am a perfectionist.  As...

Maya Earns Her Spot on the Jr. Canadian Team

The 2014 Canadian Junior Championship (CJC) women’s 69kg class was a barn burner. Three time Canadian Junior Champion, Quebecois Kristel Ngarlem, who has been training in Olympic weightlifting since she was 11 years old, was challenged for the first time by the emerging lioness Ontario’s own Maya Laylor. Maya has only been training in competitive Olympic lifting for three years, since that time...