Jackie Barrett

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Jackie Barrett
Personal information
Born (1974-04-25) April 25, 1974 (age 45)
Halifax, Nova Scotia
ResidenceGillams, Newfoundland and Labrador
SportMen's Powerlifting
Achievements and titles
Personal best(s)
  • Squat: 277.5 kg (2015)
  • Bench Press: 153 kg (2001)
  • Deadlift: 300 kg (2012)
  • Total: 697.5 kg (2015)

John "Jackie" Barrett (born April 25, 1974) is a Canadian powerlifter. Barrett, who is autistic, has won thirteen gold medals competing for Canada in the Special Olympics World Summer Games and retired after setting three Special Olympics records at the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games in Los Angeles.[2][3]

Jackie is a Halifax, Nova Scotia native residing in Gillams, Newfoundland and Labrador.


  1. ^ a b c d ""Newfoundland Moose" wins 3 gold, 1 silver at Special Olympics World Games". cbc.ca. August 3, 2015. Retrieved August 3, 2015.
  2. ^ Yvonne Zacharias (July 9, 2014). "Newfoundland powerlifter keeps smashing records at Special Olympics". The Vancouver Sun. Retrieved August 3, 2015.
  3. ^ Devon O'Neil (August 2, 2015). "Jackie Barrett, the "Moose" of the World Games, Sets Three Records, Then Retires". ESPN. Retrieved August 3, 2015.