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Russ Prior passed away

Canadian Weightlifting has lost a great weightlifter. Russ Prior, 1970,1974, and 1978 Commonwealth Games Champion, 1975 Pan American Games Champion, and 1976 Olympic Bronze medalist (snatch) passed away on February 17, 2017 in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Russ held many strong beliefs and values that he instilled in his students and those he coached and mentored over the years. He was a great role model and will be missed!

Condolences go out to Russ’ wife Barb, Scott, Heather, and Kyle and their families.

Source: Moira J. Lassen, IWF Executive Board Member