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Olivia Lynn Reeves won Gold in The Women’s 71 kg Category At The 2024 IWF Weightlifting World Cup

The 2024 IWF World Cup held in Thailand presents a crucial chance for athletes to clinch their berths in the Olympic Games scheduled for later this summer.

With dreams of Olympic glory at stake, spectators are expecting an extraordinary display of skill at this pivotal event. Thankfully, the women’s 71 kg category didn’t disappoint, offering a plethora of exceptional performances.

Olivia Reeves’s Snatch at IWF Weightlifting World Cup 2024

The standout athlete in this category was none other than Olivia Lynn Reeves from the United States.

The American started the competition well, getting 118 kg on her final Snatch attempt and winning the gold medal for the event.

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Her terrific performance continued in the Clean & Jerk, where she managed to win her second gold medal of the day by lifting 150 kg on her third attempt and beating her own personal best by 3 kg.

With a total of 268 kg, Reeves secured the gold medal for the category and a spot on the US roaster in Paris.

Olivia Reeves setting World Record in C&J at IWF Weightlifting World Cup 2024

So far in her career, Olivia Lynn Reeves has won the Pan American Championships once and has a bronze medal from the 2023 World Championships in Riyadh. This summer, she’s looking forward to making her Olympic dream a reality.

Olivia successfully performed all 6 of her lifts.

Our full coverage of the IWF World Cup in Thailand can be found on our blog, so if you’ve missed out on important news and you want to catch up – that’s the perfect place to go. And if you want more visual and behind-the-scenes content, make sure to check out our social media channels and our YouTube channel as well. 

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Tanya Shaiko

Author: Tanya Shaiko
News Editor, Olympic Lifting Enthusiast

Oly Lifting Experience: 6 years
Best ResultsSnatch – 61 kg,
C&J – 78 kg

I’m Tanya, and I just can’t do without fitness. About six years ago, I got into Olympic weightlifting and instantly fell in love with it. Weightlifting is like no other sport – it’s just you versus the bar. Driven by my unwavering passion for an active lifestyle, I’ve been eager to share my personal journey and sports enthusiasm with others. As a journalist and photographer, my interests come full circle, adding an extra dimension to the news column that I curate. This way, I keep my readers updated with the latest happenings in the sports world.

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