Mattie Rogers clean and jerking 130kg/286lb to win the silver medal at the 2018 Pan Ams — her third year in a row in 2nd place at this meet. She was part of a USA female effort that managed to qualify a full team (6 athletes) for the Pan Am Games!
– Best part about getting second every year is… you get really tired of getting second every year, she writes on her Instagram account.
A week ago, 69kg weightlifter Mattie Rogers was one of two athletes to compete for USA Weightlifting, and she put on a show. Mattie ended up going 3/6 on the day and took home silver in the snatch, clean & jerk, and total.
She opened her snatch attempts with 99kg, but unfortunately got called for a press out. On her second attempt she hit 99kg with ease, then called for 103kg on her third (missed).
For clean & jerks, Mattie opened with 126kg, hit 130kg for a second, but missed a hard fought 136kg third. The 99kg snatch and 136kg clean & jerk were enough to earn her a 229kg total, and again, silver medals across the board.
This is how she’s commenting on the outcome on her Instagram account @mattiecakesssss;
“I’m walking away from this year disappointed. I underperformed and no one can understand that unless you are the one competing. I know what I am capable of and I know I simply did not do my job as I know I could have come comp day. I can say, I fought my ass off with what I did do and I put literally every ounce of energy I had into my lifts. I am however, proud to bring home all silvers for Team USA and extremely proud to have overcome what I’ve had to mentally and physically these last 3-4 months. It’s been really rough health wise (no injuries though don’t worry) and I’m almost through it (no more than a month or two till I’m in the clear), so I am beyond excited to get past this and be able to train my ass off for the rest of the year. It’s hard to accept that you’re not in top shape going into an international meet (& a huge kick to your confidence) & I don’t think I ever did, but damnit I tried my absolute hardest every single day. Here’s to the coming months of getting strong again & hopefully my body allowing me to FINALLY gain some weight.”
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