The 2017 CrossFit Games Women’s champion, Tia-Clair Toomey, has notched another win under her belt taking gold at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games. Tia competed in the 58kg division taking first with a 87kg (191 lb) snatch and a 114kg (251 lb) clean and jerk for a total of 201kg (443 lb). She beat second place finisher Tali Darsigny by just 1kg. Another games athlete, Alethea Boon finished 5th in the same division as Tia.
Camille LeBlanc-Bazinet’s twin sister Rachel finished 3rd in the 53kg division. Rachel has competed in the Canada East regional finishing fourth on a team in 2012 and fifth as an individual in 2013.
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💚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
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Friday night lights at the @gc2018 Commonwealth Games was lit!🔥💯 My personal goal achieved as well as some NZ records along the way… and yes more happy tears were shed😂. I cannot thank all my support people, family, practitioners and sponsors enough for all you do, just to get me out there. Truly thankful! . . Congrats to all the other womens u58kg fellow competitiors who laid it all out there and gave it heaps. There is beauty in strength and so glad to be kicking it with some bad a $$ ladies. And to the amazing @tiaclair1 on the win. Well done to you and @shaneorr01 👏👏. Thanks so much to the officials, event staff, volunteers and of course the crowd. The stadium was off the hook! Could truly feel the love. . Here's to a burger to celebrate and then back supporting my NZ teammates for the rest of the games. Thank you again for all the love. Truly felt like you were all there on that journey with me. From young gymnast to now weightlifter this comm games is definitely one to remember. Much love ❤ AB . . . First Photo: @selena_huf . @olympicweightliftingnz @nzolympics . #nzpride #chasinggoals #earnthefern #gymnastics #weightlifting #crossfit #strongwomen #womeninsport #pastshapesfuture #BePresent #liveinthemoment #soakitup #thecryingcrossfitter