More Medals for Team USA: Meredith Alwine Sweeps Silver At Junior Worlds

Another day, another round of medals for Team USA. This year, Team USA has been doing a stellar job at bringing home hardware at the 2018 IWF Junior World Championships and are in contention for team medals (as of right now). The Championships are currently taking place in Tashkent, Uzbekistan and run through July 14th.

Kicking off the competition at a bright and early MST stream time of 5:30 AM, HI Performance Athletics athlete Meredith Alwine (75kg) took the platform for Team USA. Normally a nationally competitive 69kg weightlifter, Alwine proved to be capable of holding her own in the 75kg weight class while bringing home three more silver medals for the women’s team.

To conclude a strong performance, Alwine finished with a 99kg snatch (competition PR), a 121kg clean & jerk, and 220kg total.

Only a few more days remain of the IWF Junior World Championships and Team USA are in a pretty good spot for team medal placing.

In USA Weightlifting’s Instagram post above, USA Weightlifting’s CEO Phil Andrews mentioned their current medal situation in response to Shane Sevcik’s question when he asked, “How are we looking for team medals? Women must be in contention?”

Andrews responded to the question with, “Very much so, we must battle Turkey, Thailand and Uzbekistan. Impossible to finish below 5th before counting Meredith.”

Only three female competitors remain for Team USA, so we’d say there’s a very good chance to medal as a team when also considering Alwine’s latest performance and Andrews’ comment. If you’ve missed some of our previous 2018 IWF Junior World Championship coverage, then we’ve linked other medal bearing performances below.

As for the rest of today, all of Team USA’s athletes who were set to compete have come and gone. Hopefully as the final three days conclude, USA continues to up their placing in team medals.

Feature image from @USA_Weightlifting Instagram page.

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