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Medal Haul at Commonwealth Championships

England and Wales shared medal success at the Commonwealth Weightlifting Federation (CWF) Commonwealth Championships, which took place between 11-16 July in Delhi, India. The two teams walked away with an impressive two gold, three silver and one bronze medal.

Medal Haul at Commonwealth Championships

Nikole Roberts competed in the junior women’s 55kg category for Wales. Nikole snatched 67kg but missed her second and third attempt at 70kg. Unfortunately, it was not her day on the clean & jerks and Nikole did not make a total, but we know she’s a resilient athlete and will bounce back stronger.

Charlotte Whalley competed in the junior women’s 59kg category for Wales. Lotty hit 68kg and 71kg in the snatch but missed her final attempt of 73kg. In the clean and jerk, Lotty lifted 84kg, missed 88kg but was successful at this weight on her third lift. This gave Lotty a total of 159kg putting her in fifth place overall.

Cian Green competed in the junior men’s 73kg category for Wales. He lifted 102kg, 105kg and 108kg in the snatch. In the clean and jerk he went three for three again lifting 129kg, 133kg and 137kg. This gave him a 245kg total and a silver medal.

Jenny Tong competed in the women’s 59kg category for England. Jenny had an easy snatch opener at 77kg, followed by a good lift 80kg. Unfortunately, she just missed out on her last attempt at 83kg. In the clean and jerk, Jenny went three for three with 89kg, 92kg and 95kg. This gave her a 175kg total, putting her in sixth place overall.

Jon Chin competed in the men’s 73kg category for England. Jon made light work of his first two snatches of 121kg and 125kg, unfortunately missing his final attempt at 129kg. Jon missed his clean and jerk opener at 158kg, but recomposed and made his second attempt of 161kg. He then unfortunately missed his final attempt at 169kg. This gave him a 286kg total and a silver medal.

Emma McCready competed in the women’s 81kg category for Wales. In the snatch she lifted 87kg, 90kg and 93kg. In the clean and jerk she lifted 107kg, missed 111kg but was successful at this weight on her third attempt. This gave Emma a total of 204kg and a silver medal.


Niamh Collins competed in the women’s 87kg category for Wales. Niamh lifted 82kg and 85kg in the snatch but missed her third attempt at 88kg. In the clean and jerk Niamh went three for three, lifting 105kg, 108kg and 110kg. This gave Niamh a total of 195kg and the gold medal.

Leah Clarke made her international debut in the women’s 87+ category for Wales. Leah successfully lifted 90kg, 93kg and 95kg in the snatch. In the clean and jerk Leah only made her first attempt at 120kg. This gave Leah a total of 215kg putting her in fourth place.

Cyrille Tchatchet II competed in the men’s 96kg category for England. Cyrille snatched 150kg and 155kg, unfortunately missing his final attempt at 159kg. In the clean and jerk, Cyrille went three for three, making 185kg, 190kg and 192kg. With a total of 347kg, this gave Cyrille the gold medal.

Harry Nelms competed in the men’s 96kg category for Wales. Harry lifted 128kg in his snatch but unfortunately missed his second and third attempt of 132kg. In the clean and jerk Harry lifted 168kg, missed his second attempt at 172kg but made 175kg on his third attempt. This gave Harry a total of 303kg putting him in fifth place.

Andy Griffiths competed in the men’s 109kg category for England. Andy opened his snatch on 148kg, missed 152kg then secured 155kg on his third attempt. In the clean and jerk, Andy went three for three with 175kg, 180kg and 185kg. This gave Andy a 340kg total and a bronze medal.

British Weight Lifting would like to congratulate all the athletes who competed for their outstanding performances.

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