Omarie Mears, the first Jamaican male weightlifter in 30 years at the Commonwealth Games (CWG), completed 5 lifts out of 6 with a total of 273kg.
Although Mears did not claim a place on the podium, he gave an outstanding performance and successfully completed 5 lifts at the Men’s 81Kg weightlifting final in Birmingham, England.
Mears started with a lift of 120kg in snatch and proudly completed the attempt. He progressed to lifting 123kg in his second attempt and 126kg in his third, all completed with increasing effort.
In clean and jerk he began with a lift of 141kg and added 6 more kilos for 147kg in his second attempt. His final attempt of 149kg was too heavy and, despite his efforts, he was not able to fully stand with the barbell.
Failing to complete the lift, he finished in eleventh place.
Meanwhile, Chris Murray of England claimed gold with a CWG record of 325kg, Australia’s Kyle Bruce won silver with a combined lift of 323kg, and Canada’s Nicolas Vachon won bronze with a total of 320kg.
Watch Omarie Mears’ performance below.