ROBERTS Nicolas < Back  
Sport Weightlifting
CGA Canada   
Gender Men
Born 15 Sep 1984 in Corner Brook, CAN
Height1.72 m
Weight 94 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Residence St. John's, NF, CAN
Occupation Personal Trainer
Languages English
Higher education Human Movement Studies - Memorial University of Newfoundland: St. John's, NF, CAN
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? He began in 2001 in Newfoundland, Canada.
Why this sport? "It is a test of my will to become as strong as I can and an honour to master such a difficult skill."
Club / Team Sabaria Weightlifting School: Mississauga, ON, CAN
Name of coach Yovan Fillion
Coach from which country? Canada
Coach from what year? 2007
Training Regime 5-6 days per week, 5-7 sessions of about 2 hrs each
Handedness Right
General Interest
Nicknames Quadzilla (Because of leg size) athlete 05/06/07
Hobbies Movies. athlete 05/06/07
Memorable sporting achievement Competing at the Commonwealth Games in Melbourne 2006 (athlete 05/06/07)
Most influential person in career Greek weightlifter Pyrros Dimas. (Canada Commonwealth Games Guide 2006)
Hero / Idol Pyrros Dimas (athlete 05/06/07)
Injuries Lower Back injury in 2005 that slowed my progress and affected my technique leading up to the Commonwealth Games. (athlete 05/06/07)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs Have strong, black coffee before the competition. (athlete 05/06/07)
Sporting philosophy / motto If you want it bad enough, you'll do what it takes to reach your goals. (athlete 05/06/07)
Awards and honours 2004 National Junior Champion, top ranked 94kg lifter for almost 2 years (athlete 05/06/07)
Ambitions I wish to be an Olympian at least once, and as much as much as 3 times. Afterwards, I wish to be a strength coach to elite athletes and coach in weightlifting. (athlete 05/06/07)