Canadian weightlifter Charron wins Canada's second gold in Tokyo
Canadian weightlifter Maude Charron wins gold in the Women's 64kg weight category during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games on Tuesday, July 27, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO, COC, Stephen Hosier *MANDATORY CREDIT*
The Canadian Press
Published Tuesday, July 27, 2021 9:00AM EDT
Last Updated Tuesday, July 27, 2021 12:04PM EDT
TOKYO -- Weightlifter Maude Charron has won Canada's second gold medal at the Tokyo Games.
Charron, from Rimouski, Que., 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.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published July 27, 2021.