Tia-Clair Toomey Takes 3rd at Commonwealth and Oceania Weightlifting Championships

Just a month after being crowned the 2017 CrossFit Games champion, Tia-Clair Toomey was back on the competition floor. This time, however, it was at the 2017 Commonwealth and Oceania Weightlifting Championships.

The competition was a qualification event to the 2018 Commonwealth Games next April.

Toomey (58kg) finished with a 75kg snatch and 102kg clean & jerk for a 177kg total and would end up in 3rd place overall. Australian teammate Erika Yamasaki took 2nd with a 180kg total. Jenly Wini (Solomon Islands) ended up on the top of the podium with an 87kg snatch, 109kg clean & jerk for a 196kg total.

With the win, Wini secured an automatic qualification to compete in the 58kg weight category at the 2018 Commonwealth Games. Toomey and Yamasaki have another opportunity in December to qualify.

CrossFit Games athlete Aletha Boon also competed in the 58kg weight class. Boon finished with an 80kg snatch, 96kg clean & jerk for a 176kg total. Boon suffered a torn Achilles in July 2016, but came back to compete at the 2017 CrossFit Games alongside Toomey last month.