Our Australian team performed exceptionally well at the World Weightlifting Championships, breaking several records and posting many personal best results.
Erika Ropati-Frost got the Australian campaign off to a strong start, successfully recording three snatches with an Australian record and personal best of 83kg, and then finished with 98kg in the clean and jerk for a total of 181kg.
Tasmania’s Jenna Myers finished the competition with a perfect six from six performance, snatching 99kg and clean and jerking 120kg in the 75+kg division.
Fellow Tasmanian Camilla Fogagnolo returned possibly the best performance of the Australians, equaling her personal best of 89kg in the snatch, setting a new PB of 114kg in the clean and jerk, and setting a new pb total of 203kg.
Pip Malone, competing at her first World Championships, snatched a personal best of 87kg, lifted 102kg in the clean and jerk, and set a total of 189kg.
There was also a big debut performance from Tia-Clair Toomey, finishing with a pb 58kg total of 187kg. Toomey lifted 82kg and 105kg.
Kiana Elliott’s busy 2015 continued with a solid performance in Houston, lifting 89kg in the snatch and 107kg in the clean and jerk for a 196kg total.
Western Australia’s Jessica Lai finished with 86kg and 98kg, a personal best for her in the 63kg weight division, for a total of 184kg.
Congratulations to all the Australian athletes for their strong performance and for acting as great ambassadors for our sport.