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Saturday, April 7, 2018

the fittest women Toomey wins gold at Commonwealth


There are books on lives of different achievers !

Ever since I was in primary school I loved to compete. I lived for sport, particularly running, and would push myself to the limit to become better than yesterday. It may come as a surprise to you, but I always came second; I was always the underdog, that person who just fell short. But something in me never gave up, I just felt that fire in my belly get stronger and stronger – I wanted do more, be more, achieve more. The day I finally came first was something I had always dreamed of. At twenty-four years old, I was crowned the winner of the 2017 Crossfit Games, and officially became the Fittest Woman on Earth. When I heard my name called in front of thousands of cheering fans, I felt like I was invincible, I felt like I was on top of the world and like everything up until that point actually made sense. This is my story of how I got to where I am today. I hope you enjoy it but more importantly I hope that it inspires you to dream big, work hard and never give up!  ~ it is book titled  “ How I became the Fittest Woman on Earth”

The Commonwealth games are on.  For nearly two weeks Tia-Clair Toomey put her grief on hold, desperately focusing on weightlifting in the hope she might win gold in memory of a cousin so suddenly lost. The tears finally came on Friday night when the world's fittest women proved she is also the strongest in the Commonwealth. In an extraordinary performance featuring two personal bests, Toomey, the reigning CrossFit Games champion, won the women's 58kg title. 

Tia-Clair Toomey,  is an Australian weightlifter and CrossFit Games athlete. She competes in the women's 58kg event.  She qualified for the Olympics after just 18 months of serious weightlifting training after learning by participating in CrossFit. Since she participated in the Olympics less than a month after finishing the 2016 CrossFit Games, she garnered some criticism for not being a focused sport-specific athlete like many she qualified over.  Now at  the 2018 Commonwealth Games, she has won gold in the 58 kg event with a combined total of 201kg.

She’s the fittest woman on earth and now Australia’s Tia-Clair Toomey is a Commonwealth Games champion after a dramatic victory in the women’s 58kg weightlifting category.  Toomey claimed gold with the last lift of the competition, a 114kg clean and jerk that gave her the gold medal by just 1kg over second placed Canadian Tali Darsigny. Toomey finished with six successful lifts for a total of 201kg, Darsigny claimed silver with 200kg, Solomon Islands Jenly Wini won the bronze with 189kg.

“This gold medal means more than just a gold medal. My family, my team, my husband, we’ve trained so hard for this, it is a dream come true,” Toomey told Channel 7. Toomey started well in the snatch, successfully completing all three of her lifts at 80, 84 and 87kg. But Canada’s Darsigny was the last to step up to the platform and lifted 85 and 88kg before failing at 90kg on her final lift, taking a 1kg advantage into the clean and jerk. Toomey dedicated the win to her late cousin. “Last Tuesday my little cousin passed away, so this is for her,” she said.

With regards – S. Sampathkumar
7th Apr 2o18.


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