How to Watch the 2016 Canadian Weightlifting National Championships

If you’re looking for a place to watch the 2016 Canadian (Senior) National Championships in weightlifting, you’re in luck: The event is live-streamed on YouTube thanks to the British Columbia Weightlifting Association. It’s embedded below:

Lifting begins on Friday May 20th, with the Men’s 69kg B group at 5:30pm BC time (so 8:30pm EST). Lifting starts at 9am BC time on Saturday and 9:30am BC time on Sunday. The full schedule for lifting groups and sessions is below, all in British Columbia time:

Friday, May 20
1: Men – 69B kg 17:30
2: Men – 77B – 85C kg 19:00

Saturday, May 21
3: Men – 56 – 69 kg 9:00
4: Men – 77 – 85B kg 11:30
5: Men – 85kg 14:00
6: Men – 94kg 16:30
7: Men – 105kg 18:00
8: Men – 105+kg 19:30

Sunday, May 22
09: Women – 53B – 58B – 63C kg 9:30
10: Women – 48 – 53 kg 11:30
11: Women – 58 – 63B – 69B kg 13:30
12: Women – 63A – 69A kg 15:30
13: Women – 75 – +75 kg 18:00

The event takes place at the Richmond Olympic Oval in Richmond, BC. More information can be found on the BC Weightlifting Association’s website. The full qualification list for athletes can be found on the Canadian Weightlifting Federation’s website here.

BWCA has the live stream embedded with integrated results here.

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David Tao

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