USA’s Prodigal Weightlifting Champion Records 3rd World Record in 2 Months To Clinch Podium Spot

Published 12/11/2023, 7:14 AM EST

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The sports world has seen women making headlines. Along similar lines, a young prodigy in the weightlifting community has rewritten the narrative and added a new name to the world of powerlifting. Her stunning lift has left the enthusiasts in disbelief. With an existing impressive list of victories, yet another monumental victory with three world records in just two months has made waves.

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The news broke via a social media update that featured the athlete’s extraordinary achievement. The weightlifting world is now eager to celebrate the triumph of an athlete who continues to redefine the boundaries of excellence. 

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On December 11, the USA Weightlifting Twitter handle unleashed a wave of excitement with a breaking post dedicated to weightlifting fans. The spotlight turned to Olivia Reeves (71KG), who etched her name in history by setting multiple new Junior World Records at IWF Grand Prix II. The post exclaims, “THREE WORLD RECORDS! Olivia Reeves broke the 71 kg junior C&J and total world records too after lifting 147 kg! 6-for-6 with 115/147/262 at 71 kg”.

Reeves’ exceptional performance, including a 115 kg snatch, a 147 kg clean & jerk, and a total of 262 kg, earned her a well-deserved bronze, solidifying her status as a powerhouse in women’s weightlifting. Apart from this, fans might wonder about Reeve’s status for the upcoming 2024 Olympics. Is Olivia participating in 2024’s much-awaited showdown? Here you go.

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Update on rising star’s Paris Olympics status 

As the youngest contender among a trio vying for Olympic slots, Olivia Reeves, along with Meredith Alwine and Kate Vibert-Davis, is fervently campaigning for a spot in the 2024 Games in Paris. The battle for supremacy is fierce, with only one weightlifter per class eligible to represent the United States.

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Before Prix in Doha, Reeves and Vibert-Davis were sitting at 4th and 5th, respectively, on the IWF’s official qualification leaderboards. It is the primary metric determining eligibility for the 2024 Games. But after Reeves’ fresh win in the 71-kilogram Group A session, she moves much ahead in the race for Paris. Presently chances for Vibert-Davis and Alwine to overtake her look bleak. Sitting at the pinnacle of the rankings, she is now a formidable force, making a compelling case for her journey to the 2024 Olympics.

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