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Local Weightlifter Tenishia Thornton Wins First Place In 49kg B Group At The Senior European Championships


Earlier today in Moscow, Russia, 15-year-old Tenishia Thornton competed at the Senior European Championships in the 49kg category. She finished with 70kg in the Snatch category and 89kg in the Clean and Jerk category…


Thornton broke a total of 5 national records with all her clean and jerk attempts at 85kg, 87kg, and 89kg, and with her two totals coming to 157kg and 159kg.



Meanwhile, she finished in first place in the 49kg B group, surpassing athletes from countries like Greece and Moldova. The final results will be available after the A group compete later today in the afternoon.


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This comes just a few months after Thornton’s stellar performance in the Youth World Championships, where she finished in 3rd place with a total of 155kg.



Elsewhere, the 89kg Clean and Jerk was a 5kg improvement on her previous personal best in this weight class, while her 159kg total is a 4kg improvement on her preceding best.


Yazmin Zammit Stevens is also expected to compete next Wednesday at 7:30am (Malta time)/ 8:30am (Moscow time) in the 71kg category.