Andréanne Messier

Andréanne Messier

Andréanne Messier

Name, Age, Weightclass

My name is Andréanne Messier, I am 18 years old and my weightclass is 69kg.

Where do you train now (club and coach)?


I am training in St-Hyacinthe ( La Machine Rouge ) and the name of my coach is Yvan Darsigny

How did you get introduced to weightlifting and when did you start?


Annie Moniqui (Ex Olympian weightlifter at the 2012 games in London) invited me to go try it out when I was 12 years old and taking a break from tumbling and double-mini trampoline due to injuries, that was 6 years ago and  I never went back to the tumbling floor.

How long have you been training, do you have previous sport or training backgrounds?


I started gymnastics at the age of 5 and switched to Tumbling and double-mini trampoline aroud the age of 8 until I was 12. I always loved sports and I also played baseball and soccer.

When was your first weightlifting competition, what did you total?


My first competion was the 37th Provincial school Championships in Brossard Québec on April 14th 2012. I reached the podium coming in 3rd  with 45kg and 57kg for a 102gk total with a body weight of 47.95kg

What are your most notable achievements in weightlifting and other sports? 

My biggest accomplishment in weightlifting is definetly my results at this year’s World Junior Championships in Tokyo. I went 6/6 and lifted 90kg and 112kg for a 202kg total which is 6kg above my best ever registered total. I am also proud of my several appearances in Eastern Canada Tumbling Championships.

What do you do outside of training (work, studies, activities, favourite hobbies)?


I work in a breakfeast place in the summertime and I go to Cégep de St-Hyacinthe during the school year.

Do you have any specific goals you would like to share?

Like any high ranked athlete, my ultimate goal is to get to the Olympics, if not it’s to reach my full potential and give it all I’ve got making sure I have no regrets when I stop competing.

What are some challenges you have to face as a world-level athlete? 

To perform in school  while training so many hours a week is not an easy task but I manage a tight schedule and can still achieve good academic results.

What is some advice you can give to athletes out there?

Beleive in yourself and do not let anybody tell you  that you won’t make it. If you believe, get your head down, charge and don’t let anybody or anything stop you.

Where can people find you on social media (instagram, facebook page, twitter, youtube etc)?

Instagram and Snapchat ( halterodede) & facebook ( Andreanne Messier)