Female Weightlifter Collapses While Hoisting 233-Pound Weight
Published: July 13, 2015
Female Weightlifter Collapses While Hoisting 233-Pound Weight, A Venezuelan weightlifter missed an attempt on the clean & jerk Sunday at the Pan Am Games and fell to the ground — but still managed to snag a silver medal.
20-year-old Genesis Rodriguez Gomez competed in the women’s 53kg Group A at the competition, which is being held in Oshawa, Ontario.
Rodriguez completed all three of her attempts on the snatch, which were at 88kg, 90kg, and 92kg, respectively.
She missed her first attempt on the clean and jerk at 106kg.
Rodriguez raised the bar to her shoulders and paused before raising it over her head.
However, she collapsed onto the platform and the bar fell behind her.
Rodriguez later completed her second attempt at the same weight, as well as her third and final clean and jerk at 109kg.
32-year-old Rusmeris Villar Barboza won gold in the event, Rodriguez won silver and 20-year-old Yafreysi Silvrestre Velgar won the bronze medal.
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