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Date of Birth: 23/02/75
Place of Birth: Sherbrooke, QC
Hometown: Brossard, QC
Height: 5'
Weight: 125 lbs
Years on National Team: 7
  Women's weightlifting makes it Games debut at the Sydney Olympics in September. Canada only has one entry, but it's a good one.

  Maryse Turcotte won the silver medal in the clean and jerk at the 1998 world championships. In March at the Quebec university championships and set a Canadian, Commonwealth and Pan Am record in the 58 kilo weight class for the snatch, clean and jerk and overall total. In 1997, she was the first woman in the Americas to lift double her body weight.

  She started the sport at age 16 and since then has eclipsed more than 50 provincial and national records. She is sponsored by NHL defenceman Sylvain Lefebvre under a program where several Quebec NHL players donate money to a foundation which helps amateur athletes.

2000 Games
Sept. 18: Maryse Turcotte, Brossard, Que., finished fourth in final.
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Canada's Maryse Turcotte celebrates after a lift


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