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Shana Alverson Crowned Women's Grand Master

By Kevin Farley | Oct. 10, 2016, 2:36 p.m. (ET)

Shana Alverson (Decatur, GA) set a new Masters World Record as she went on to winning Female Grand Master at the 2016 International Weightlifting Federation World Masters Championships in Heinsheim, Germany.

In her third and final clean & jerk attempt, Alverson, 40, successuflly lifted 97kg, setting new Masters World Record in the clean & jerk.

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A montage of Shana Alverson's fantastic session in Germany.

Her performance was just one of many highlights for Team USA at the meet that ran September 30-October 8.

Team USA Women won the medal count with 22 total medals, ahead of host nation Germany with 15 and Finland with 10. They came third in the Team Championship behind Finland and Australia.

On the Men's side, Team USA captured 8th place in the team championships.

In all, 8 Americans were crowned Masters World Champions.

In a special ceremony in Heinsheim, 3-time Olympian Freddy Lowe was inducted into the IWF Masters Hall of Fame.

Complete results can be found here. 

Team USA Medalists
Club Medal 
Shana Alverson
Decatur, GA
W40 63kg Unattached
Cindy Briggs
Glastonbury, CT
W50 75kg Unattached

Ronay Hershey
Etters, PA
W45 69kg East Coast Gold
Andrea Seward
Alexandria, VA
W40 58kg Trident Weightlifting
Shannon Whiteman
Tampa, FL
W40 69kg CFG Barbell
Nadia Shaitila
Seattle, WA
W35 53kg Vaughn Weightlifting
Rudolf Kotlikov
Chicago, IL
M80 62kg Team Savannah
Ben Nowotny
Boerne, TX
M75 56kg Missouri Valley Masters
Shirley Callaway
Grand Junction, CO
W60 58kg Unattached
Sharon Mau
Lincolnwood, IL
W60 75kg Unattached
Cindy Delago
Moorestown, NJ
W55 53kg Moorestown WLC
Debroah Werenko
Santa Fe, NM
W55 58kg Miller Weightlifting
Mary Hyder
Ellicott City, MD
W55 +75kg East Coast Gold
Tina Fusser
Orlando, FL
W50 53kg Apesquad Weightlifting
Gwen Chamberlain
Chicago, IL
W50 69kg Massif Weightlifting
Kacia Aldridge
Tacoma, WA
W45 58kg Unattached
Juli Peterson
Wauwatosa, WI
W45 +75kg Unattached
Jennifer Lee
Boulder, CO
W40 63kg Butcher Barbell
Andrea Tucker
Chesapeake, VA
W35 48kg Heavy Metal Barbell
Jessica Weisman
Somerville, MA
W35 69kg Unattached
Jared Coon
Pawcatuck, CT

W35 95kg Westerly Barbell  
Yulia Kostogorova-Beller
Wichita, KS
W40 48kg Unattached
Kris Stanton
Munich, GER
W40 69kg Unattached
Melissa Knourek
Dallas, TX
W35 63kg Spoon Barbell
Megan Farrell
Santa Cruz, CA
W35 69kg Lift 6 for 6 Barbell
Norman Lewis
West Bloomfield, MI
M80 94kg Team Savannah
Art Donohue
Manteo, NC
M65 77kg LBH of NYC Dept. of Parks
David Meltzer
Mesa, AZ
M60 105kg Gayle Hatch WLT
Mustapha El-Jlailati
Woodridge, WA
M45 85kg Unattached
John Bova
Arlington, VA
M35 69kg Black & Red Barbell