Ken Carr-Braint passed away
In 1954, Ken Carr-Braint founded the Apollo Barbell Club in an empty garage.
As of today, the club became one of the most respected weightlifting training centres in Canada, producing international and national champions.
Founder of the Ontario Weightlifting Association and the Ontario and Canadian youth championships, Carr-Braint also tackled the administrative side of the sport when he became president of the Canadian Weightlifting Federation and served on the organizing committee for several world championship events. He was also a weightlifting official, presiding over competition at the 1976 Montreal Olympic Games.
Later, Carr-Braint helped physically challenged individuals through weightlifting.
“That,” he once said, “is another kind of victory.”
In 1992, Carr-Braint was inducted into the Belleville Sports Hall of Fame.
Two years ago, the Apollo club was recognized with a special award presented by the Ontario Weightlifting Association for more than 60 years of outstanding service to the sport.
He passed away on December 25th, 2016 at the age of 88.
Ken Carr-Braint contribution to the sport of weightlifting is worthy of recognition and it is with deep sorrow that the IWF presents its condolences to his Family.
Source: Moira Lassen