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.
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Big shoutout to @chogan25 from @waxmansgym on breaking the 53kg American total record with 194kg. The previous record was 193kg, and set at the 2008 Beijing Olympics by Melanie Roach. First video: Intro to @chogan25 Second video: What does it mean to break this American record? Third video: What was your coach @waxmansgym saying in the backroom before taking the platform? Congrats! #17WWC
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.
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