Weightlifter Caitlin Hogan (53kg) Sets New American Record in the Total

Day 3 of the 2017 Weightlifting World Championships brought plenty of excitement for fans in Anaheim, and California’s own Caitlin Hogan did not disappoint.

Lifting in the Women’s 53kg A session, Hogan — who is coached by Sean Waxman and trains out of Waxman’s Gym in Lawndale, California — made her opening snatch attempt at 83kg and all three clean & jerk attempts, finishing with 111kg. The crowd at the Anaheim Convention Center erupted into cheers every time Hogan took the platform and made a successful lift.

Her 194kg total is a new American Record, breaking the previous mark of 193kg set by Melanie Roach at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.

Watch Hogan’s successful lifts below.

BarBend caught up with Hogan after her performance. Check out our competition venue interview with her below.

Congrats to Hogan on her new American Record — and potentially more to come.

Sopita Tanasan of Thailand — the 2016 Olympic Champion at 48kg — won the women’s 53kg category with a total of 210kg, her first World Championship victory.

Featured image: USA Weightlifting on Facebook

David Tao

David Tao

BarBend's Co-Founder and Editorial Director, David is a veteran of the health & fitness industry, with nearly a decade of experience building and running editorial teams in the space. He also serves as a color commentator for both National and International weightlifting competitions, many through USA Weightlifting.

David graduated from Harvard University and served for several years as Editorial Director/Chief Content Officer of Greatist.com. In addition to his work in the health & fitness industry, David has been a writer for Fortune and Fortune.com, as well as a contributor to Forbes.com, Slate, and numerous other outlets across the web and in print. He's especially passionate about the intersection of strength sports and quality, professional media coverage — overlapping interests shared by the BarBend editorial team and which drive their content strategy each and every day.

David is a proud Kentucky native. In his free time, David is a voiceover actor and can be heard in animated films, independent shorts, music videos, commercials, and podcasts.

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