Cameroon and New Zealand won Gold
FEGUE claims Gold for Cameroon
FEGUE Marie (CMR) blitzed the opposition to win in the Women’s 69kg and give Cameroon its first Commonwealth Gold Medal since 2002.
But with the medal in the bag, she did not attempt the 133kg lift that would have broken the Commonwealth Games Clean and Jerk Record.
Instead she lifted 132kg which equals LASSEN Jean’s (CAN) Record set at the Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games for a winning Total of 234kg. She later said it had been a miscalculation based on the emotion of winning Gold.
Second placed EBIREGUESELE Itohan (NGR) took the Silver with 222kg ahead of Canada’s ARES-PILON Marie-Josee who takes home Bronze with 214kg after being 4th at Delhi 2010.
England’s 15 year old TILER Rebekah (ENG) missed out on Bronze after appearing to have succeeded on her final Clean and Jerk of 123kg, before dropping the weights after a struggle to keep her balance.
PATTERSON takes Gold for New Zealand with do-or-die final lift
PATTERSON Richard (NZL) saved himself with an all or nothing Clean and Jerk lift to win Gold in a Men’s 85kg competition that exploded into life on the very last attempt, giving New Zealand their first weightlifting medal of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.
Both PATTERSON and the Canadian lifter PLAMONDON Pascal (CAN) ended the competition in the Snatch with 151kg leaving third place to THAKUR Vikas (IND).
In the Clean and Jerk, the lifter from New Zealand waited to come out until 184kg was announced. He failed twice and had one last chance to win the competition. PATTERSON managed to control the weight at his third attempt and won the Gold in the Total with 335kg. Second place was taken away from the Canadian lifter PLAMONDON finishing third – by THAKUR who also ended with a Total of 333kg but had lighter bodyweight.