Commonwealth Games: Lambrechs wins bronze

New Zealand weightlifter Tracey Lambrechs. Photo / Greg Bowker
New Zealand weightlifter Tracey Lambrechs. Photo / Greg Bowker

New Zealand's Tracey Lambrechs won bronze in the women's +75kg weightlifting this morning.

The 28-year-old compiled 237 points in the event, which comprised the snatch and the clean and jerk.

Lambrechs had stiff competition for the bronze from Australia's Deborah Acason, but a final lift of 136kg in the clean and jerk was enough to seal it.

Samoa's Ele Opeloge and Nigeria's Maryam Usman fought it out for gold and silver, with the Nigerian sealing the win with a final lift of 155kg in the clean and jerk. That lift took her to a total of 280 points.

Opeloge attempted 161kg in her final lift but was unable to achieve it. She took the silver medal with a toal of 271 points.

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