Teen weightlifter sets sights on Pan Am Games

Three years ago, Maya Laylor took up her father’s suggestion to try weightlifting at a competitive level. Just 16 at the time and still in high school, the teenager figured she had nothing to lose.

She loves exercising and would often use Clance Laylor’s downtown gym to work out.

“I used to work out at home with kettlebells,” she said. “When my dad asked me one day if I wanted to be a high-performance weightlifter, I jumped at the opportunity.”

With two national junior and senior championship gold medals and provincial Under-17 and 20 records, Laylor has her sights on…

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