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Day Two Of Weightlifting Pan Am Championships Brings More Hardware For U.S. Women

By Karen Price | July 24, 2017, 10:38 p.m. (ET)

Caitlin Hogan competes at the American Open Series I meet on March 27, 2017 in Reno, Nev.


Caitlin Hogan made it two days in a row for U.S. women medaling at the 2017 Senior Pan American Weightlifting Championships on Monday in Miami.

Hogan was the master of everything she attempted, from her opening snatch at 81 kg. through her last at 86 kg. to give her bronze. Then it continued from her first clean and jerk at 103 kg. to her last at 107 kg., a double bodyweight lift, to go a perfect 6-for-6 and take the silver for total weight lifted in the 53 kg. class.

Hogan won silver at the World University Championships in November of 2016 with an 81 kg. snatch and a 107 kg. clean and jerk, making her just the fifth U.S. woman to clean and jerk double bodyweight in competition. She did it again at the American Open Series I meet in March in Reno, Nevada.

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The Pan American Championships started on Sunday and run through Thursday. More than 280 athletes from 23 countries are competing at the meet, which acts as a qualifier for the 2019 Pan American Games.

Competition continues Tuesday with Mary Peck in the women’s 63 kg., Harrison Maurus and Angelo Bianco in the men’s 77 kg. and Mattie Rogers at 69 kg.

Karen Price is a reporter from Pittsburgh who has covered Olympic sports for various publications. She is a freelance contributor to TeamUSA.org on behalf of Red Line Editorial, Inc.