Meredith Alwine Sweeps Gold at Weightlifting World Cup!

She also hit a competition PR snatch to finish a phenomenal weekend in Rome!

Meredith Alwine is no stranger to the podium of high level competitions. This time last year she was just 2kg (4.4lb) shy of matching first place at the Pan American Trials during the USA Weightlifting (USAW) National Junior Championships. But gold did not elude Alwine for very long.

She represented the United States competing in the -71kg weight class at the 2020 International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) Weightlifting World Cup in Rome, Italy and won gold for the snatch, clean & jerk, and total. To top off an already exceptional performance, Alwine also managed to secure a new competition personal record snatch of 103kg (227lb).

Check out her new competition PR courtesy of All Things Gym’s Instagram page:

After going three for three in the snatch, what makes this gold winning competition PR all the more impressive is Alwine actually missed her final two warm-up snatches of 94kg (207lb). Safe to say, Alwine regained her champion mentality to post a huge total. Here are her full results:

  • Snatch – 103kg (227lb) – Gold (competition PR)
  • Clean & Jerk – 134kg (295lb) – Gold
  • Total – 237kg (522.5lb) – Gold

Despite missing her first clean & jerk attempt of 131kg (289lb), Alwine cleared it easily on her second attempt before calling for 134kg (295lb) on the bar. Her third attempt looked effortless. Check it out here from 1K’s Instagram page:

Catch Up On the 2020 Weightlifting World Cup

Team USA has been putting up phenomenal results at the 2020 Weightlifting World Cup. Along with Alwine’s gold sweep, here are the athletes who have successfully made the podium thus far:

Women

Cecily Kyle (-45kg) – Gold for clean & jerk and total. Silver for snatch. 

Jourdan Delacruz (-49kg) – Gold for snatch, clean & jerk, and total. Set new American record for snatch (87kg/192lb) and new American and Pan American record for clean & jerk (108kg/238lb)

Morghan King (-49kg) – Silver for snatch, clean & jerk, and total.

Sarah Wright (-55kg) – Bronze for snatch.

Meredith Alwine (-71kg) – Gold for snatch, clean & jerk, and total.

Men

Harrison Maurus (-81kg) – Silver for snatch, clean & jerk, and total.

Travis Cooper (-89kg) – Bronze for total.

Current Medal Totals

Gold – 8

Silver – 7

Bronze – 2

We’re excited to see how many more are added with Jesse Bradley, Mattie Rogers, and Wes Kitts still to compete.

Feature image from @one_kilo_ Instagram page. 

Phil Blechman

Phil Blechman

Phil is a native New Yorker passionate about storytelling, bodybuilding, and game design. He holds a BFA from Syracuse University.

Before becoming a Staff Writer at BarBend, Phil worked on the creative team and as on-air talent at World Wrestling Entertainment, as a narrator for Audible.com with over a dozen titles, and as a producer, director, and playwright Off-Broadway in New York City where he worked for The Araca Group and co-founded IJB Theatrical Productions. He can be heard as a voice performer for Just Press Playhouse audio productions and as a co-host of the Eternal Durdles podcast.

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