B.C. powerlifter Sumeet Sharma and his sponsors recently donated supplies to front line workers at the Abbotsford Regional Hospital. (Submitted)

B.C. powerlifter makes donation to Abbotsford Regional Hospital

Powerlifting athlete Sumeet Sharma and sponsors donate food and supplies to local front line workers

A Lower Mainland weightlifter has provided a big lift to front line workers at the Abbotsford Regional Hospital and Cancer Centre.

Sumeet Sharma recently visited and donated food and drinks to workers.

Here is what he submitted to The News:

As you know Abby hospital has an outbreak with COVID-19 cases. My sponsors and I have decided to give food supplies to health care workers of Abby Regional Hospital for all the hard work that they have been doing, our goal is to go to all of the hospitals in the Lower Mainland .

My sponors are a local Indian Restaurant in Vancouver called Raga Restaurant and SupplementKingSurrey in Surrey. We donated coffee, water bottles, Indian food, and snacks bars to the ICU team of Abby Regional Hospital.

We have gone to VGH, RCH, SMH, Abby Hospital, Langley Hospital, St Paul’s Hospital, Mount Joseph Hospital, and we will continue to go to a local hospital each week. I m hoping once citizens hear my story, they will donate things to healthcare workers and thank them for all they are doing for our community.

I won gold medal for Team Canada in powerlifting at the North American Powerlifting Championships in Panama City last October. Recently, I competed in Winnipeg at Nationals, which is the biggest powerlifting event in Canada and gold in bench press in the 93 kg weight class. Since I won gold at Nationals, I have been selected to be part of team Canada at compete at the World powerlifting championship in Russia in October.

Powerlifting is a strength sport that consists of three attempts at maximal weight on any of three lifts: squat, bench press, and deadlift. I pulled off this gold medal win in bench press with an impressive 370 pounds.

I have been competing in powerlifting since 2016 and in that time have accumulated an impressive resume. In addition to my latest win, I won gold in both 2017 and 2018 at the Western Powerlifting Championships. I also placed 4th in powerlifting in the country in 2018.

From these successes I was chosen to represent Canada at the Commonwealth Powerlifting Championship in Newfoundland earlier this year where I walked away with silver in Bench Press. I have also started to give back to community by training youth in the lower mainland for free. Also, I have been going to schools all over the lower mainland to give a presentation on powerlifting and dieting since January.

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