In 2019, weightlifter Rory Van Ulft traveled from her home in Ottowa to compete in her first weightlifting national championship, less than a year after she started training.

After completing a 50 pound clean and jerk and a 38 pound snatch at competition, the 6-year-old athlete went to Disneyland — her parents had signed her up to compete in part because the theme park was nearby. Read More