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Bariloche, Day 4: Favourites confirm credentials in Argentina

Three finals, three overall champions from different countries. The fourth day of the Pan-American Championships, taking place in Bariloche (ARG) consecrated Angie Palacios Dajome (ECU) in the women’s 71kg, Keydomar Vallenilla Sanchez (VEN) in the men’s 89kg, and Meredith Alwine (USA) in the women’s 76kg.

The Ecuadorean star was the best in snatch, lifting 111kg and got the overall gold in 248kg, after getting the third-best performance in the clean and jerk (137kg). The silver medals in this event went to Katherine Nye (USA), with 110-138-248, while her teammate Olivia Reeves triumphed in the C&J (139kg) and got the bronze in snatch (108kg) and overall (247kg).

Among men, the Venezuelan champion was the best all the way through, totalling 379kg (167+212). In clean and jerk and total, he was followed by Cuba’s Olfides Saez Vera (195kg and 355kg, respectively), while Alex Bellemarre (CAN) was the second-best in snatch (166kg) and bronze medallist in the overall count (354kg). Saez Vera was third in snatch (160kg) and Ivan Escudero Ordonez (ECU) completed the podium in the C&J (191kg).

In the women’s 76kg, Alwine won the continental title in 238kg, thanks to a solid C&J successful attempt at 136kg (gold). In the snatch, she was not on the podium, with 102kg. The silver medals went to Bella Pardes Arreaga (ECU – 105-132-237), while teammate Kelin Jimenez Quinones was third with 105-130-235.

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