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Thornton lands three gold medals at European Youth Championships

Tenishia Thornton’s extraordinary 2022 campaign continue on Saturday when the Maltese weightlifting sensation won three gold medals at the European Junior Championships that are currently being held in Poland.

Competing in the U-17 55kg category, Thornton produced a strong performance as she topped both the Snatch, Clean and Jerk and the overall standings.

In the Snatch category, Thornton successfully lifted her efforts of 76kg, 78kg, and 80kg.

Then, in the Clean and Jerk, she managed to lift 96g to end her commitments with an impressive total of 176kg.

Thornton finished just ahead of the Italian lifter Ludovica Celine Delia who had a best lift of 77k in the Snatch and 95kg in the Clean and Jerk for an overall total of 172kg to take the silver medal.

Merve Ilden, of Turkey completed the podium when she attained a best lift of 68kg in the Snath, 88kg in Clean and Jerk for an overall total of 156kg.

This has been a very impressive year for Thornton as the young lifter has already secured a gold medal at the World Youth Championships that were held in Mexico.

A couple of weeks later she bagged another gold medal at the European Union competition

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