Preston weightlifter loses out on medal after placing fifth at Tokyo Olympics

Posted on - 28th July, 2021 - 2:11pm | Author - | Posted in - People, Preston News, Sport
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Preston weightlifter Sarah Davies has placed fifth in the 64kg category at the Tokyo Olympics.


In the snatch, she lifted 100kg, but in the clean and jerk, her preferred method, Sarah managed to lift 127kg. However, she sadly failed when attempting 133kg for the silver medal.

Her final score, 227kg, matched that of Colombia’s fourth-placed Mercedes Isabel Perez Tigrero.

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Canada’s Maude Charron lifted a combined total of 236kg to take home the gold, Italy’s Giorgia Bordignon lifted 232kg for the silver, and Chinese Taipei’s Wen-Huei Chen lifted 230kg to win the bronze.

A former Miss Leeds and affectionately known as ‘the princess’ by her teammates, Sarah began weightlifting in 2011 and made her international debut two and a half years later.

After winning a silver medal in the 2018 Commonwealth Games, the 28-year-old went on to place second at the 2021 European Weightlifting Championships.

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