USA weightlifter Katherine Nye is a name on everyone’s radar heading into the upcoming Olympic year. She’s had a record-setting 2019 season so far, being crowned champion on more than one occasion, and has certainly made her case as one of the top weightlifters for Team USA.
Before we get into the impressive week of training Nye has had, let’s just refresh ourselves with her impressive feats from this season thus far.
Nye used to compete as a -69 kg athlete until the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) introduced new weight categories in 2018. She has since been competing as a -71kg athlete and earlier this year was crowned a Pan American Champion and Junior World Champion. Of both these competitions, Nye’s Pan American Championships performance was arguably her strongest. Here, she was not only was crowned champion, but also went six-for-six on the day and brought home three gold medals. Her lifts consisted of a 110kg snatch, 135kg clean & jerk, and a 245kg total.
This week, Nye has been up to her usual impressive training routine, however this time, she showed off a massive 182kg/400lb squat, which was a new personal record. On top of the single, Nye also hit squats of 175kg for four reps, and 165kg for five reps. In her Instagram video’s description she writes,
Couldn’t have asked for a more solid day. This is my last week of grind work before my deload begins next week.
Not long after her big squat session, Nye also hit Instagram with another PR. Check our her new deadlift PR with 160kg/352lbs for a five reps.
Nye is currently preparing for the Pan American Games which kick off on July 26th in Lima, Peru and run through August 11th. If there’s one thing for certain, she means business, and we can’t wait to see her big lifts a the Games!
Featured image from @katherineenye Instagram page.