Gardiner resident Peter Nathan won a gold medal at the 2014 Masters World Weightlifting Championship in Copenhagen, Denmark, in early September. Nathan, 62, was already US National Champion and Pan Am Games Champion in his age/weight class when he left for Copenhagen on August 30th. He was hopeful that a gold medal was in his future, but he was facing tough competition.
“Being a 62-year-old competitor at the world level is an incredible challenge,” he says. Nathan, a three-time CrossFit Games competitor, an exercise physiologist, and a Starting Strength staff trainer, began training seriously in Olympic style weightlifting just three years ago.