Maude Charron Wins Gold Medal in Weightlifting for Canada

Weightlifter Maude Charron has won Canada’s second gold medal at the Tokyo Games.

Charron, from Rimouski, Quebec, finished first in the women’s 64-kilogram competition after a successful lift of 131 kilograms on her third and final clean and jerk attempt.

Charron also had the highest score in the snatch phase, lifting 105 kilograms. Her total of 236 points over the two phases was four better than silver medallist Giorgia Bordignon of Italy.

Wen-Huei Chen of Taiwan finished third.

Charron’s gold is Canada’s second of the games after swimmer Maggie Mac Neil won the women’s 100-metre butterfly on Monday.

Currently Team Canada is currently in 8th place after it has secured 8 medals at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic games, 2 gold medals, 3 silver medals, and 3 bronze medals.

Leading the Olympic Games in gold medals count is Japan with 10 gold medals and the United States in second with 9 gold medals.

However in the overall total medals count, the United States is currently in the lead with 25 overall medals, followed by China with 21 medals, and in third place is Japan with 18 medals.


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