Cortney Batchelor at 2016 USAW American Open
Photo by Lifting Life (Joseph McCray)

Cortney Bachelor broke her own USA Weightlifting American Record with an 87kg snatch at the American Open Series 1 event this weekend. Batchelor, who competed in the 53kg weight category, missed her opening attempt at 84kg, but came back with a successful 84kg lift on her second. She followed that up with an 87kg snatch and a new American Record.

Batchelor went on to win the Women’s 53kg weight category with an 87-102-189 stat line, beating Caitlin Hogan via the tiebreaker.

Take a look at Batchelor’s record setting lift:

Batchelor’s previous record was 86kg set at last year’s USAW National Championship and Olympic Trials.

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