Canada’s BEAUCHEMIN-NADEAU breaks six records to win Women’s 75kg Gold
BEAUCHEMIN-NADEAU Marie-Eve (CAN) smashed the Commonwealth Games records for both the Clean and Jerk and Total by 11kg to win Gold in the Women’s 75kg. She broke a total of 6 records on her way to victory and equaled another in the Snatch.
The Canadian lifter was successful in all 6 lifts and staved off the challenges of OPELOGE Mary (SAM). BEAUCHEMIN-NADEAU, 25, Silver Medallist of the Delhi 2010 Commonwealth Games had 110kg in the Snatch, 140kg in the Clean and Jerk to finish with a Total of 250kg.
This is Canada’s first weightlifting Gold of Glasgow 2014 and third weightlifting medal.
OPELOGE’s Silver means she becomes the third of her siblings to win a Commonwealth Games medal after brother OPELOGE Niusila took the Men’s 105kg and sister OPELOGE Ele the Women’s +75kg both at Delhi 2010.
VAIVAI Apolonia (FIJ) took the Bronze with a Total of 209kg.
KARI Steven Kakuna (PNG) won Papua New Guinea’s first Gold at the Glasgow 2014 after ending the competition with a Total of 349kg in the Men’s 94kg bodyweight category. Ending second with the same Total but with a higher bodyweight than KARI, RIBOUEM Simplice (AUS) was awarded the Silver. RIBOUEM tried to take the lead with a last Clean and Jerk attempt on 201kg, but failed to control the weight.
MALI Chandrakant Dadu (IND) took Bronze with 33okg for table topping India’s 11th weightlifting medal.
Scotland’s Delhi 2010 Silver Medallist KIRKBRIDE Peter (SCO) saw his hopes fade away as he failed all three attempts in the Clean and Jerk.