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19 July 2023


The Welsh team's performance at the Commonwealth Weightlifting Championships, India from July 11th to July 17th.

Nikole Roberts competed on day one in the junior women’s 55kg category for Wales. Nikole snatched 67kg and unfortunately, it was not her day on the clean & jerks and did not make a total, but we know she’s a resilient athlete and will bounce back stronger.

On day two, it was Charlotte Whalley's turn to step onto the Commonwealth Championship stage in the Junior 59kg category. Charlotte Snatched 71kg and hit a 88kg Clean & Jerk, achieving a personal best and Welsh record total of 159kg and securing 5th place.

Day three saw Cian Green bring home the first medal for Wales in the Junior 73kg category. With a Snatch of 106kg and a Clean & Jerk of 137kg, Cian's outstanding 6 for 6 performance earned him the silver medal in his weight category.

Making his senior international debut, Harry Nelms competed in the 96kg category. With a Snatch of 128kg and a Welsh record Clean & Jerk of 175kg, finishing with a 303kg total, another Welsh record. Harry displayed great composure at his first international, placing 5th place at the Championships.

Emma McCready displayed an impressive performance on her international debut in the 81kg category breaking three Welsh records. Snatching a personal best of 93kg and Clean & Jerking 111kg, Emma's record-breaking performance earned her the silver medal for Wales!

Niamh Collins and Leah Clarke competed on the final day, both in the same group but competing in different weight categories (87kg and +87kg respectively), finishing off a great week for the team. Niamh's outstanding performance secured her the gold medal in the 87kg category, with a Snatch of 85kg, a 110kg Clean & Jerk record which is a new Welsh record and personal best.

Leah Clarke broke three Welsh records on her international debut, impressing everyone with 3/3 Snatch finishing at 95kg and a 120kg Clean & Jerk. Unfortunately, she had to withdraw from her remaining clean & jerks due to an injury. We wish Leah a speedy recovery and look forward to seeing her back in action.

Congratulations to all the athletes on their performances, and a special shout-out to their personal coaches for their hard work and dedication in preparation for this championship. Wales had a truly successful outing, and the athletes' achievements are a testament to the growing strength of weightlifting in Wales.

Cymru am byth!

For detailed results, you can check them out here