PHANGURA Parminder < Back  
Sport Weightlifting
CGA Canada   
Gender Men
Born 11 Oct 1979 in Quesnel, CAN
Height1.91 m
Weight 135 kg
Human Interest
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? When he was 16 years old, he met Canadian weightlifter Parmjit Gill at a gym in Quesnel, BC. He became interested in strength training as a mean to improve his basketball skills. He eventually went into competitive weightlifting.
Why this sport? He was inspired by Gill as well as relatives in India who had an interest in weightlifting.
Name of coach Dan Gad
General Interest
Other sports He played basketball at high school. (Mehfil Magazine, Sep 2010)
Famous relatives His wife, Sophia Sandhu has also competed in weightlifting. (Georgia Straight, Nov 2003)