Rogers 111-kilogram (244.7-pound) snatch is two kilograms over the American record standard, and five kilograms more than the previous Pan American snatch record held by Colombia’s Valeria Rivas — scored at the 2018 International CSLP Cup. Roger’s gold-medal total of 251 kilograms (553.4 pounds) was four kilograms more than the runner-up, Leydi Solis of Colombia.
Team USA’s Record-Breaking Performance
Rogers was not the only Team USA member in the 81-kilogram class to hit a snatch record at this event. On Jessie Stemo’s second attempt, she snatched 108 kilograms (238.1 pounds) for a new Pan American record. Of course, it only held until Rogers hit 111 kilograms (244.7-pounds). Stemo also attempted that same weight on her third attempt but missed.
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In addition to Rogers’ performance, four other members of Team USA set new American and/or Pan American records at this competition:
- Cecily Kyle, 45 kilograms
- Clean & Jerk — 96 kilograms (211.6 pounds), American record
- Jourdan Delacruz, 49 kilograms
- Snatch — 89 kilograms (196.2 pounds), American record, Pan American record
- Clean & Jerk — 111 kilograms (244.7 pounds), American record, Pan American record
- Total — 200 kilograms (440.9 pounds), American record, Pan American record
- Taylor Turner Wilkins, 59 kilograms
- Snatch — 95 kilograms (209.4 pounds), American record
- Clean & Jerk — 122 kilograms (269 pounds), American record
- Total — 217 kilograms (478.4 pounds), American record
- CJ Cummings, 73 kilograms
- Snatch — 155 kilograms (341 pounds), American record
Featured image: Pan American Weightlifting Federation’s YouTube channel.
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