Chalk up another impressive resume highlight for the 2017's "Fittest Woman on Earth" Tia-Clair Toomey. Tia-Clair Toomey took to the platform and won gold at the 2018 Commonwealth Games on April 6th in the 58kg division.
Toomey added a new PR with an 87kg snatch and also recorded a 114kg clean and jerk. The total of 201kg was just enough to take home the gold.
💚And it’s over just like that. 💛 I didn’t get much sleep as I have just been thinking about what an incredible battle I had with the other ladies on the platform. 🏋️♂️ - I would have to say, out of all the amazing Weightlifting experiences I have ever been through last night was by far my highlight, not because of the gold medal but because of so much more! 💪🏼 - The performance from ALL the athletes in the 58kg category, the crowd roaring every time I entered the room, my family and friends being there to support me (including Jadey in Spirit) and having the best coaching team in my corner, Shane (Husband & Coach), Miles & Greg (Competition coaches). 🇦🇺 - To me that is what competition is all about, getting to showcase all the hard work we have put in over the years. Congratulations & THANK-YOU so much ladies, we are all CHAMPIONS in my eyes as that was an incredible performance from each and everyone of us. It was a true honour to have been apart of it. 🙌🏼 - #thank-you #honoured #champions #athletes #memories #compeition #greenandgold #australia #commonwealthgames #goldcoast #2018 #weightlifting #thebattleoftheyear #TeamAUS #determination #dreams #believeinyourself #enjoythejourney #wintheday
Taking home the gold wasn't without stiff competition as her total was just enough to beat out Canadian weightlifter Tali Darsigny who finished the competition with a total of 200kg.
Big congrats to Tia-Clair Toomey for the victory and we all look forward to watching how she performs at the CrossFit Games regionals in June.