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MY DAD, HE CAN BUILD ANYTHING
MY DAD, HE CAN BUILD ANYTHING
By The Associated Press

When Canadian weightlifter Christine Girard moved from Quebec to British Columbia three years ago, she didn't have anywhere to train during the day.

Enter mom and dad.

Girard says her parents, Aline and Gaeta Girard, made the drive from Quebec to her new town, White Rock, with tools in hand and spent 10 days turning her small garage into a gym.



All that elbow grease paid off on Tuesday. Girard, who was fourth in Beijing, won bronze in the 63 kilograms to give Canada its first medal in women's weightlifting.

"My dad, he can build anything...he likes to do all that stuff. So he did a lot through the 17 years that it took to reach that bronze medal," Girard said.

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