Maude Charron wins bronze at Weightlifting Grand Prix in Qatar

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Canadian Olympic gold medalist Maude Charron of Sainte-Luce, Quebec won the bronze medal in a weightlifting Grand Prix in Doha, Qatar on Friday in the women’s 59 kilogram division. Charron won the gold medal for Canada in the women’s 64 kilogram weightlifting event at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo in 2021.

In Qatar, Charron lifted 129 kilograms in the clean and jerk, and lifted 104 kilograms in the snatch for a total weight of 233 kilograms. She had the third best score in the clean and jerk, third best score in the snatch, and third best score overall.

In the snatch, Shifang Luo of China posted the best result with 108 kilograms. Gyong Kim II of North Korea had the second best result of 107 kilograms. Charron’s third best result was one kilogram more than Kamila Konotop of Ukraine, who was in fourth place with a lift of 103 kilograms.

In the clean and jerk, Luo lifted the most with 139 kilograms and Kim II had the second most with 136 kilograms. Charron’s 129 kilograms were two more kilograms than Konotop, who had 127 kilograms. Luo won the overall gold medal by lifting 247 kilograms. Kim was second with 243 kilograms. Charron won the bronze medal by three kilograms over Konotop, who was in fourth place with 230 kilograms. The bronze medal will give Charron confidence as she prepares for the 2024 Olympic Winter Games in Paris. 

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