We don’t learn about you, however with Meredith Alwine’s newest jerk PR, we’re foreshadowing an epic battle within the very close to future between the highest USA weightlifters that at present occupy the newly established -71kg weight class. In lower than a month, over 1,600 athletes will probably be taking the platform on the American Open Series 3 competitors that’s going down in Las Vegas, Nevada from September 13-16th.
Previously a -69kg weightlifter, Alwine is ready to compete within the -71kg weight class on the AO3 and has been placing on some epic shows of athleticism over the past two months. In mid-July, Alwine competed on the IWF Junior World Championships and swept silver for Team USA within the -75kg weight class, however extra on that under.
The point of interest of this text is on Alwine’s newest jerk progress, which has bought us and plenty of USA weightlifting followers excited. Yesterday, Alwine shared a video on her Instagram web page highlighting a 145kg/319 lb jerk PR from the blocks, which tops her beforehand posted finest jerk on Instagram from late June by 5kg.
At the younger age of 20, Alwine has undoubtedly been displaying a ton of promise behind her lifting as of currently. We talked about it above, however she swept silver on the IWF Junior World Championships within the -75kg weight class, and thoughts you, she’s not usually a -75kg competitor, in order that efficiency inside itself was very spectacular.
For the IWF Junior World Championships, Alwine snatched a PR of 99kg, clear & jerked 121kg, and earned a complete of 220kg. If the above jerk means one factor, it’s that Alwine is constructing the depth for the feminine USA weightlifting athletes who’re going to be making their case for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Remember, the -71kg weight class gained’t be contested on the Olympics, and the encircling weight courses are -64kg and -76kg. Alwine has competed at -75kg earlier than, so she has some expertise competing in a comparable weight class to -76kg — we’re pumped to see the progress she makes over the following two years and on the AO3.
Feature picture from @meredithalwine Instagram web page.