Australian Tia-Clair Toomey wowed in her international debut in the women’s 58kg division.Toomey with 76kg snatch

The Queenslander picked up three silver medals; overall, snatch and clean and jerk.

“I’m happy to bring home silver from my first international competition,” she said.

“I’m really proud to have experienced this. It’s rewarding to see all the Australian athletes cheering for me and seeing the flag go up at the medal ceremony.

“It’s even bigger than the Commonwealth Games trials last year. It’s a lifetime experience. ”

Toomey scored 78kg in her second snatch attempt, but was unsuccessful in her third lift at 79kg.

Toomey with 98kg clean and jerk“The snatch felt good in the warm-up, but once I got on the platform it was really nerve wracking. I got distracted by the idea of being on the stage,” she said.

In the clean and jerk she claimed three successful lifts, with a top weight of 98kg.

“In the clean and jerk I was more fired up, I was able to play tactic over going for personal bests,” she said.

“My next big sporting event will be the CrossFit Worlds later this month. And then the next big weightlifting event will be Nationals in August in Melbourne.”