Power By You athletes win at weightlifting meet

Leo Grypma and Kelsey O'Connor snatched medals at an Olympic weight lifting meet this weekend.

Pictured (L-R) are Jaydon Wouters

Two Nelson athletes snatched medals at an Olympic weightlifting meet this weekend.

Leo Grypma won silver in his weight class out of 13 lifters at the 44th annual Sea Festival Open in Surrey, while Kelsey O’Connor took bronze against 11 competitors in her class.

Jaydon Wouters also set a personal record for his snatch as well as clean and jerk.

Grypma, a member of Nelson Fire and Rescue, is a trainer at Nelson’s Power By You gym, which represented all three athletes.

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