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It’s Silver Again For Weightlifter Mattie Rogers At The World Championships

by Luke Hanlon

Mattie Rogers competes during the women's 76 kg. clean & jerk at the USA Weightlifting National Championships on July 2, 2022 in Las Vegas.


Mattie Rogers found herself on the podium at a world championships once again on Tuesday. 
With a combined weight of 247 kg., the 27-year-old won the silver medal in the 76 kg. class at the 2022 IWF World Championships in Bogota, Colombia. 
Rogers lifted 109 kg. in the snatch and 138 kg. in the clean & jerk, earning her additional silver medals in each of those events (unlike at the Olympics, medals are also awarded for the individual lifts at the world championships). Sara Ahmed of Egypt — a bronze medalist at 69 kg. in the Olympic Games Rio 2016 — had the best score in both lifts and won gold with a total of 261 kg. 
This is the fourth career world championships total weight medal for Rogers and her second in the 76 kg. class. She also won silver in 2021 (76 kg.), 2019 (71 kg.)  and 2017 (69 kg.). The Apopka, Florida, native also competed in the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, placing sixth while competing at 87 kg. 
Rogers is the only U.S. athlete to win a medal for total weight at the world championships thus far, but a couple Americans have won medals for individual lift medals. 
Hayley Reichardt won a bronze clean & jerk medal with a lift of 110 kg. in the 49 kg. class on Dec. 6. This is the first senior world championships Reichardt has competed in. The 23-year-old is the reigning Pan American champion at 49 kg. 
Olivia Reeves added another clean & jerk bronze to Team USA’s tally, as she won hers with a lift of 139 kg. in the 71 kg. class on Monday. The 19-year-old has kept herself busy lately, competing in both the junior and senior world championships the past two years. She won gold in 2021 and silver in 2022 at the junior level, both at 71 kg. 
Among the other highlights, Nathan Damron’s total weight of 370 kg. set a net American record in the 89 kg. class. He finished fifth overall, marking the best total weight finish for a U.S. man in five years.
The World Weightlifting Championships run until Dec. 16.

Luke Hanlon is a sportswriter and editor based in Minneapolis. He is a freelance contributor to courtesy of Red Line Editorial, Inc.
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