As you know, we sponsor Leidy Solis. However, trying to speak objectively, she delivered the best performance, so far, of women’s lifitng in the Games.
She opened with an easy 104, then 108, then wicked easy 110kg snatch. Clean and jerks were the same story. With all other lifters finished in distant second and thrid places, she opens with an easy 130kg. Then an easy 135 then 138kg for good show. The crowd was wild. Even a Colombian presidential candidate was in attendance to see Leidy lift. Her performance was shown, again, on TV later that night.
248kg total in women’s 69kg.
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Also of interest is the strategy used by the coach of the Argentinian lifter in 3rd place. A lifter from Ecuador and Chile seemed to be battling it out for 3rd with each taking 110KG. They both missed jertks, ecuasdor looked a lot stronger cleaning bothe Attempts.
BUT– low and behold, an ARG lifter had an attempt left at 111kg. How interesting. The coach let the other 2 lifters duke it out at 110kg and put his lifters attempt 1 kg higher. If either CHI or ECU were scuccessful, he could then raise his lifters weight to a higher number. I think the other coached may have written off the ARG lifter, as her opener at 106 looked weak. But, she really brought it when 111kg was put on the bar!!
Brazialian lifter in second almost bombed out. She only needed her openers to placxe a distant csecond from Leidy Solis.
48kg – Besti Rivas of Venezuela wins with around a 170 total
53kg- Great showing by Ecuador lifter totaling around 162kg. Colombia locked up second place easily with 181. Venezuala, winning with her opening clean and jerk, failed to jerk her second and third attempts. Her coach did not seem happy. Interestingly, most lifters do not pass their thrid attempts when they have already one. Totals ranged from 125kg to over 180kg.
56kg – new international rule if not a full weight class is entered only 1st and 2nd place are rewarded. Feel bad for the would be bronze medalist in this class
62- Deigo Salazar does a light total to win
58KG- Lifters break the 200kg mark
Colombians dominate, with good showing form VEN and Ecuador. Jackelina Heredia and newer Colombian lifter hit about 212+ total
63kg- Colombia dominates again with Mercedes Perez in close second to her COL teammate. Over 220KG total.
69kg – quite a few guys hitting double bodyweight snatches
Doiler Sanchez of colombia looked to be a win for sure. However, missing a jerk, Venezuela was able to take advantage and squeeze in a tight victory.
We are attending the South American Games to bring you the best coverage of our sport as well as sharing the latest klnowledge on training. Not to mention, we are picking up some new products for you.
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Risto Sports Team