Camille Leblanc-Bazinet — the 2014 Reebok CrossFit Games Champion — is no stranger to the weightlifting stage, and she’s competed several times at a Regional and National level in her native Canada.
Now, it looks like the fitness athlete has hit a big milestone in any weightlifter’s life: A double-bodyweight clean & jerk.
Watch Leblanc-Bazinet hit 116kg at a bodyweight of around 58kg (the weight class we’ve generally seen her compete in for weightlifting).
This is a full weight class below what CrossFit Games Champions Annie Thorisdottir and Katrin Davidsdottir lifted in while representing Iceland at the 2015 World Weightlifting Championships in Houston, Texas.
Leblanc-Bazinet’s lift is 9 kilograms above the heaviest lift Tia-Clair Toomey — who placed second at both the 2015 and 2016 Reebok CrossFit Games — made while representing Australia in weightlifting at the 2016 Rio Olympics. Toomey also lifts as a 58kg weightlifter.
According to Leblanc-Bazinet’s accompanying hashtags on the post, she’s got her eyes set on qualifying for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The Canadian citizen does have her work cut out for her, however, as Canada’s women only secured one spot at the 2016 Rio Olympics.
But if Canadian Weightlifting’s womens team can secure spots, our guess is a healthy Camille Leblanc-Bazinet could very much be in the running to represent the country in Japan.
After all, Toomey’s success in both functional fitness and weightlifting proves it’s possible.
Featured image: @camillelbaz on Instagram
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