MONIQUI Annie < Back  
Sport Weightlifting
CGA Canada   
Gender Women
Born 28 Mar 1990 in Quebec, CAN
Height1.60 m
Weight 58 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Residence Quebec, QC, CAN
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? She was introduced to weightlifting in 2000 at the Arthur Pigeon Club.
Club / Team Red Machine Club: Quebec, QC, CAN
Name of coach Yvan Darsigny [club]
Coach from what year? 2009
General Interest
Injuries She sustained a lower back injury in the warm-up for the World Weightflifting Championships in Turkey and compensated by being conservative with her attempts. (rds.ca, 19 Sep 2010)
Sporting philosophy / motto "I have been training hard since the age of ten and have always persevered in this sport. I was successful. I had to change clubs, and overcome obstacles. I have matured and gained a lot of experience." (hebdosregionaux.ca, 11 Jun 2012)
Ambitions To gain experience at the 2012 Olympic Games and try to set a new Canadian record there, and return to compete for a medal at the 2016 edition in Rio. (hebdosregionaux.ca, 11 Jun 2012)
Other information OLYMPIC DREAM COMES EARLY
She qualified for London 2012 by winning gold in the 58kg class at the Canadian weightlifting championships in 2012, but admits her Olympic dream came a little earlier than expected. "My goal was the Rio de Janeiro Games in four years, in 2016, but the opportunity to go to the Olympics presented itself this year and I doubled my efforts to grasp it." (hebdosregionaux.ca, 11 Jun 2012)

OCCUPATION
She works at a physical rehabilitation centre, at the Robert Daigneault Physiotherapy Clinic in Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec. (lapresse.ca, 2012)