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Bariloche, Day 2: Clear victories for Charron (CAN), Contreras (PER) and Morales (NCA)

The second day of the Pan-American Championships, being held in Bariloche (ARG) until April 2, was marked by clear wins from the dominators of the three categories at stake. In the women’s 55kg, Shoely Mego Contreras, from Peru, controlled operations with a 85kg snatch, a successful clean & jerk of 107kg, and an accumulated total of 192kg. Things were also clear for Orlando Vasquez Morales, from Nicaragua, in the men’s 67kg. In the snatch, he lifted 125 kg, then 154kg in the clean & jerk, for an overall gold in 279kg. Finally, Maude Charron (CAN) controlled operations in the women’s 59g, with 101-124-225kg.

The minor medals in the women’s lighter category went to Josee Galant (CAN) in the snatch (silver in 84kg), Jennifer Hernandez Chamorro (ECU) in the clean & jerk (second in 106kg), and again to Galant in the total (189kg). The bronze linings in this category went to Ana Lopez Ferrer (MEX) in snatch (82kg), to Galant in clean & jerk (105kg), and to Chamorro in the overall count (187kg).

Among men, things were even clearer, with silver going to Vicente Montoya Alvarado (MEX, 121-147-268) and bronze to Mateo Renteria Caamano (PER, 116-146-262).

Finally, in the women’s 59g, Danielle Gunning (USA) was 1kg behind Charron in the snatch (100kg for silver) and 5kg in the total (second in 220kg). In the clean & jerk, Daphne Guillen Vazquez (MEX) was the runner-up, in 122kg. The Mexican was also third overall (217kg), while her teammate Janeth Gomez Valdivia won bronze in the clean & jerk (121kg). In the snatch, it was a North American affair, with Taylor Wilkins (USA) on top of the lower podium march (96kg).

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