Meanwhile in California, Juggernaut Training Systems athlete Quiana “Chuckie” Welch has been making waves together with her newest training movies. Just a few days in the past, Welch smoked a new snatch PR, which has gotten her followers and the weightlifting group excited for her progress and development in direction of the American Open Series 3 occasion.
In lower than 4-weeks, Welch shall be taking the platform for the very first time as a -76kg athlete on the AO3 being, which is being held in Las Vegas, Nevada on September 13th-16th.
Welch’s Instagram video from three days in the past highlights a robust 110kg/242 lb snatch PR. In her Instagram video’s description Welch writes, “What a difference a day makes!!!! I PR’d MY SNATCH 110 kg/ 242 lbs!!!!! Was thinking about that 104 kg/ 229 lbs all damn night. Woke up early, ate well and got after it. Lifts were feeling good then 104 came. I killed it. Felt good so I kept going up and it just happened. Today I cried but it was tears of pure joy”
Before the weight class changes announced in early July, Welch competed within the -75kg weight class. Besides being a PR, this carry above is fairly important for Welch.
Back in December 2017, Welch claimed the -75kg Senior American Snatch Record with this 108kg/240 lb carry on the American Open Finals. Since then, USA Weightlifting has introduced the brand new Senior American Record Standards to replicate the brand new weight courses, and Welch’s 108kg/240 lb snatch at present stands as the brand new customary for the Senior -76kg weight class.
In Welch’s Instagram put up from July fifth, she wrote concerning the new weight class replace and inside the put up mentioned, “76 kg is officially the new weight class and one of the 7 Olympic classes so I have A LOT of work to do in order to do what I have to do to reach that goal BUT with my coach and my supportive crew, it is for sure possible.”
With extra motivation than ever, and her American Record serving as the brand new weight class file customary, we’re pumped to see if Welch can tack on extra kilos to her present American Record.
Feature picture from @chuckiewelch Instagram web page.