CSS Victoria graduate Georgia Cameron (grad 2019) is on her way to the Junior Pan American Championships in Colombia this coming June. There is a short bio of Georgia’s accomplishments on the way to the Junior Pan Ams:
Sport: Olympic weightlifting
Club Represented: Hercules Weightlifting Club https://herculesweightlifting.com/
Coach: Mirek Korkowski, Assistant Coach – Raf Korkowski
Born: April 19th, 2001
Height: 158 cm
Weight: 58.5 kg
Birthplace: Victoria, BC, Canada
Hometown: Victoria, BC, Canada
Born and raised in Victoria, Vancouver Island, Georgia began weightlifting when she was 12 years old. She was introduced to the sport by her mother Heather and after competing in her first competition at the age of 14, Georgia fell in love with Olympic weightlifting. She enjoys pushing herself beyond her limits in training and competition and appreciates the focus, commitment, and technique it requires to make a successful lift.
Georgia qualified for her first national event in 2017 at the age of 16. She competed at the 2017 Canadian Junior Championships placing 4th in the country in the 53kg weight class.
Georgia had a great year in 2020. After a successful competition at the Canadian Junior Nationals in January, Georgia was set to prepare for the Canadian Senior Championships and potentially her first International event in the fall of that year. The pandemic greatly disrupted her competition plans but never stopped her from full engagement in training.
- 2017 Canadian Junior Championships, Brossard, QC – 4th place, with 51 + 65 = 116 kg result
- 2018 Canadian Junior Championships, Halifax, NS – 2nd place, with 65 + 74 = 139 kg result
- 2018 Canadian Senior Championships, Mississauga, ON – 10th, with 64 + 77 = 141 kg result
- 2019 Canadian Junior Championships, Brossard, QC – 2nd place, with 65 + 77 = 142 kg result
- 2019 BC Provincial Championships, Vancouver, BC – 1st place, with 62 + 81 = 143 kg result
- 2019 Western Canadian Championships, Kelowna, BC – 4th place, with 65 + 83 = 147 kg result
- 2019 Canadian Senior Championships, La Prairie, QC – 13th place, with 66 + 82 = 148 kg result
- 2020 Canadian Junior Championships, Edmonton, AB – 2nd place, with 71 + 88 = 159 kg result
- 2020 Canadian Senior Championships, qualified, event canceled due to pandemic
- 2021 BC Provincial Championships, online event, 3rd place, with 72 + 89 = 161 kg result
- 2021 Canadian Junior Championships, online event, 1st place, with 74 + 92 = 166 kg result
Plan for 2021
- June 7-15, 2021 – Junior Pan American Championships, Columbia
- July 10-12, 2021 – Canadian Senior Championships, Toronto
- September 2021 – Pan-American Junior Championships, San Luis Potosi, Mexico
- October 2021 – Junior Commonwealth Games, Singapore
A Little More About Georgia
Georgia has competed in sports her whole life. She was a competitive swimmer from the age of 8 to 12, ran track and field, played school sports including soccer and volleyball, and competed in CrossFit before transitioning to Olympic Weightlifting in 2016.
Georgia is currently a successful student at the University of Victoria. She is in her second year in the department of science and on her way to receive a degree in Biochemistry.
Georgia’s plans are to pursue a career in the medical sciences.
Frequent training partner with Georgia for the past 4 years is her mother Heather. Heather has an extensive athletic background. She has completed 5 Ironman triathlons, including the 1995 Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii. After competing for many years in endurance sports, Heather transitioned to CrossFit in 2009 to build strength. After competing and training in CrossFit for 6 years, she fell in love with Olympic Weightlifting and shifted her focus to specializing in this sport. Heather is currently preparing to compete at the 2021 World Masters Weightlifting Championships. Heather has held two master’s national records and multiple master’s provincial records for the 64kg class. Heather is a role model for Georgia. Her work ethic, pursuit for excellence, and passion for the sport inspires Georgia and motivates her in training, competition, and life.
– from Mirek Korkowski
Georgia possesses a high standard of work ethics. During practice and competitions she aims for excellence in every technical, psychological or tactical exercise application. Georgia’s ability to overcome the adversity combined with outstanding commitment allowed her to progress from competing at the Club level to competing at the Provincials, Junior and Senior Nationals. Georgia is now is ready to enter an International arena.
Georgia supports others in achieving their goals. She is full of energy to contribute to the team’s success. She is easy going and acts as if everyone were equal. Georgia never said “no” to any request made by myself as a coach or sport administrator. She is widely appreciated and liked by peers, staff and volunteers. I could easily say that Georgia inspires others by her example.