2017 USA Weightlifting Youth National Championships Recap (Atlanta, GA)

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Marcella Lombardi qualified and competed in her second Youth National Championships, which is her third National event. We drove from Tampa, FL to Atlanta, GA where the tournament was being held.

Last year at Youth Nationals, she competed in the Under 13year old +58kg girls division and ended with a 44kg snatch and 52kg clean & jerk for a 96kg total as her first time on the big stage. This landed her 5th place overall in a field of roughly 15 girls.

This year, she competed in the 14-15 year old +69kg girls division and was placed in the B session. She ended with a 56KG snatch and 72KG clean and jerk for a 128KG total — and based on this total, she was able to place 9th overall in a field of over 24 girls! Some of her other highlights from this year include: a competition snatch PR match, a 4kg competition CJ PR (+1kg all time), 9kg all time PR total, and a finish at top of B session.

We are super proud of Marcella and all of her hard work to prepare for this event!

Huge thank you and congratulations also to USA Weightlifting. These events are top notch and just keep getting better and better! For more information on how to become a part of USA Weightlifting, click here.