Reeves made essentially the most of her Worlds debut.

In what could be a productive yr for any weightlifter, American competitor Olivia Reeves has definitely began to resemble a possible weightlifting famous person. After already setting a clear & jerk report (138 kilograms/304.2 kilos) on the 2022 USA Weightlifting (USAW) National Championships — a Senior American Record within the 71-kilogram division — Reeves wasn’t executed. The 19-year-old athlete wished one other resounding outcome on the 2022 International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) World Weightlifting Championships (WWC). On the Bogotá, Colombia, lifting platform, she didn’t disappoint in her Senior Worlds debut.

On Dec. 12, 2022, Reeves captured a clear & jerk bronze medal through the 2022 version of the WWC. She earned the outcome because of a profitable clear & jerk of 139 kilograms (306.4 kilos). The energy feat formally surpasses Reeves’ all-time competitors greatest — that 71-kilogram Senior American Record of 138 kilograms (304.2 kilos) from the 2022 USAW Championships. It is the primary Senior Worlds medal of any colour in Reeves’ younger profession and the primary medal for Team USA on the 2022 IWF Worlds on the time of this writing.

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In addition to her bronze medal, Reeves’ mark can be solely two kilograms wanting the Junior World Record, held by Egypt’s Sara Ahmed (141 kilograms/310.8 kilos) in 2018. With an eventual high snatch of 106 kilograms, Reeves pieced collectively a 245-kilogram (540.1-pound) complete to cap a strong fifth-place efficiency at her Worlds debut.

Here’s an outline of Reeves’ efficiency on the 2022 IWF World Weightlifting Championships:

Olivia Reeves (71KG) | 2022 IWF World Weightlifting Championships Top Stats

  • Clean & Jerk — 139 kilograms (306.4 kilos) | IWF Worlds 71KG Bronze Medal | All-Time Competition Best | Matches Senior American Record
  • Snatch — 106 kilograms (233.7 kilos)
  • Total — 245 kilograms (540.1 kilos) | All-Time Competition Best

As for the general Women’s 71-kilogram podium — a comparatively new worldwide class that will likely be a part of the 2024 Paris Olympic Games — now two-time World Champion Loredana Elena Toma (2017, 2022) set the bar for her friends. Here’s a rundown of the Women’s 71-kilogram podium on the 2022 2022 IWF World Weightlifting Championships:

IWF World Weightlifting Championships | Women’s 71-Kilogram Podium

  • First place — Loredana Elena Toma (Romania): 256-kilogram complete | 119-kilogram (262.3-pound) snatch | 137-kilogram (302-pound) clear & jerk
  • Second place — Zeng Tiantian (China): 253-kilogram complete | 113-kilogram (241.1-pound) snatch | 140-kilogram (308.6-pound) clear & jerk
  • Third place — Angie Palacios Dajomes (Ecuador): 252-kilogram complete | 116-kilogram (255.7-pound) snatch | 136-kilogram (299.8-pound) clear & jerk

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While her subsequent competitors is unclear, Reeves will undoubtedly attempt to parlay her first Senior Worlds medal and total stellar 2022 into qualification for the 2024 Paris Olympic Games. Such a category for Team USA may characteristic Reeves and 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games silver medalist (76KG) Kate Vibert. Whoever comes out, the American workforce might have a dynamo below sports activities’ largest worldwide highlight.

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