Jenny Arthur put on an incredible performance at the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) Weightlifting World Championships on Wednesday. The -81kg member of the USA weightlifting team won bronze with her 245kg total, which consisted of a 106kg snatch and a silver medal 139kg clean & jerk.
Arthur competed on Day 8 of the IWF World Weightlifting Championships and extended team USA’s medal count with a dominant showing. Arthur hit her first two snatch attempts at 102kg and 106kg, but missed her final attempt at 110kg. For clean & jerk, she missed her opener at 132kg, hit her second attempt at 134kg, and went on to crush her third attempt at 139kg.
The top three finishers were,
- First place: SOLIS ARBOLEDA Leidy Yessenia (247kg total)
- Second place: VALENTIN PEREZ Lidia (246kg total)
- Third place: ARTHUR Jenny Lyvette (245kg total)
Check out Arthur’s medal earning performance below:
Arthur is looking to qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games after appearing at her first Olympics at the 2016 Rio Games. After the IWF introduced new weight classes in 2018, Arthur moved up from competing as a -75kg athlete to an -81kg athlete.
At the 2016 Rio Olympics, Arthur set a new American snatch record in the -75kg class with 107kg. She went on to finish with a 242kg total after going 4-for-6, and placed sixth overall.
The 25-year-old is looking seriously strong this year, and we’re looking forward to more big lifts out of her through the end of the Olympic qualifying period.
Arthur was the first female member of Team USA to compete following the thrilling -71kg showdown where Katherine Nye swept gold and fellow Team USA member Mattie Rogers took home two bronze medals and a silver.
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We’ve still got plenty of competition to go at the IWF World Weightlifting Championships, and there are just two more members of team USA scheduled to compete. Wes Kitts (109kg) will lift on Thursday, September 26th, and Sarah Robles (+87kg) will take the platform on Friday, September 27th.
Featured image from @jenny.arthur Instagram page.