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Zachary Courtney

Weightlifting

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Zachary Courtney
Weightlifting

Zach made his Commonwealth Games debut at Gold Coast 2018 where he competed in the Men’s 105kg competition. Unfortunately, having lifted 130kg in the Snatch, he was forced to withdraw due to illness.

His selection to Team Scotland came on the back of an outstanding year which saw him record a top 10 finish at the 2017 Commonwealth Championships, held in the same venue as Gold Coast 2018.

  • Date of Birth 12/04/1994
  • Birth Place Edinburgh
  • Hometown Edinburgh
  • Lives Edinburgh
  • Coach David Leith
  • Commonwealth Games Representation 2018

Did You Know?

  • I watch...

    The Walking Dead

  • I eat...

    Mostly red meat and stir fry, but love the local Indian restaurant

  • I listen to...

    80’s pop mostly - favourite song is White Wedding by Billy Idol

  • Sporting Hero

    David Leith, Commonwealth Games swimmer & my weightlifting coach from the very start. The best role model I could've had!

  • Dream holiday destination

    Disneyland Japan

  • I read....

    Nothing, never have any time

  • Dream job as a child

    A vet at primary school, but in secondary school I wanted to be a strength and conditioning coach for elite sports teams.

Career Highlights

9 th
2017 Commonwealth Championships
Men's 105kg
1 st
2017 Glasgow Open Championships
Men's 105kg
4 th
2017 British Championships
Men's 105kg
1 st
2017 Celtic Championships
Team