The Dominican weightlifter makes history by becoming the first Querqueyan woman to win a medal in an individual discipline during the Olympic Games and with this she made Tokyo 2020 the edition with the most podiums for the Caribbean country
Dominican Republic has a lot of history to celebrate thanks to an effort of gigantic proportions by the weightlifter Crismery Santana.
The dominican during the early hours of Monday, she became the first Dominican athlete in the history of the country’s Olympic participations in individual disciplines to reach the Olympic podium, by winning the bronze medal during weightlifting in the 87kg category. Santana totaled 256 kilograms in the two stages of the competition, 116 in boot Y 140 in clean & jerk to stay with the third place in its category behind the china Zhouyu Wang (gold with 270 kg) and the Ecuadorian Tamara salazar (silver with 263kg).
The competition started with Crismery Santana coming in second place, only behind Wang during the first stage of competition and after lifting 140kg In her first attempt in the second half, she failed in her next two chances, but the collective weight allowed her to stay with the bronze after the Mongolian Ankhtsetseg Munkhjantsan will fail his last attempt to raise the bar with 147kg of weight.
The medal of Crismery Santana is the third that Dominican Republic achieves during Tokyo 2020, after Zacharias Bonnat (weightlifting) and the set of rmixed elevations 4×400 meters they will achieve two medals in the past Saturday July 31. With this medal, the current edition becomes the one that more medals have been achieved by Dominican athletes in the history of their participation in Olympic Games, namely, Tokyo 2020 officially completes the best Olympic cycle of Dominican Republic.
The Dominicans will have the opportunity to go for another medal later, also in weightlifting, when Veronica Saladin come out on behalf of the country in the category of more than 87kg.