Nelson’s Levi Taylor won a gold and an award at the provincial youth weightlifting championships. Photo: Submitted

Nelson’s Levi Taylor won a gold and an award at the provincial youth weightlifting championships. Photo: Submitted

Nelson’s Levi Taylor wins gold at junior weightlifting provincials

Taylor was also named best male lifter

Nelson’s Levi Taylor won gold at the B.C. Junior Weightlifting Provincial Championships in Port Moody.

Taylor finished atop the podium in the under-17 men’s 67 kilogram category on Saturday. His 100-kg snatch broke his previous provincial record of 96 kg set in August.

Taylor was also named Best Youth Male Lifter at the event.

He’s the latest of the Taylor children to capture weightlifting honours. His sister Emily won bronze at the junior national championships in January 2020, while his other sister Lily took gold at the Ogopogo Open in 2019.