Preston weightlifter Sarah Davies wins silver at Commonwealth Games

Sarah Davies won a Commonwealth Games silver medal in the women's 69kg weightlifting.

Sunday, 8th April 2018, 11:10 am
Updated Sunday, 8th April 2018, 1:21 pm
Sarah Davies

The 25-year-old was in a four-way tie for bronze at the halfway stage after posting 95kg in the snatch.

She went close with a personal best attempt of 128kg in the clean and jerk before finishing on 217kg, five off Punam Yadav of India, who won gold. Apolonia Vaivai of Fiji took bronze.

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“I am overwhelmed. I’m speechless. My best ever in competition was 121kg so to get close to that was great,” Davies said.

“The crowd were amazing and I was nearly there and it was millimetres really. For me this wasn’t my weight class originally so to medal in this category is amazing.”