Coach Amelia takes Silver at International Grand Prix Tenerife…

Coach Pat (left) and Coach Amelia (right) back at HWLC with her Silver Medal and Trophy

Coach Pat (left) and Coach Amelia (right) back at HWLC with her Silver Medal and Trophy

Silver for Hackney lifter, Coach Amelia Álamo @amelia_hwc, at the 15th International Women's Weightlifting Grand Prix in Tenerife — competing in Woman's 48kg Class on 11 May under the guidance of Coach Pat (World Masters Champion 62kg | 2002).

Clean & Jerk


Coach Amelia Álamo—40kg Snatch

Coach Amelia Álamo—51kg Clean & Jerk

Coach Amelia is no stranger to the International Stage taking Gold in October last year at the Cork Open, Ireland, with a 42kg Snatch; 51kg Clean & Jerk for a 93kg Total. However, maintaining a sense of calm at this International proved challenging.

She decided to open lighter than usual with 37kg in the Snatch, which she later admitted was a mistake since it was too light. Getting one rule out at 37kg she finished with an easy 40kg. The Clean & Jerk started more promisingly with a solid 47kg opener, but a 50kg rule out caused her to play safe, for a 51kg finish.

Coach Amelia has been training hard leading up to the event aiming for a 44kg Snatch and 54kg Clean & Jerk — both easily within sight given she had totalled 95kg just under three weeks ago at the club Iron Session 21·04·18 event.

She says, 'Even though I am disappointed by the total I got, 91kg: Snatch 40kg and Clean & Jerk 51kg, I gained the experience of taking part in another International Competition and handling my nerves in the best way I could. As Coach Pat said, “I have more to fight for and I am on my way, so onwards to the next one.”’

We know after a well deserved break she will return to training more focused and determined than ever to achieve the 105kg qualifying total required for the English Championships.

European Weightlifting Federation