Crismery Santana is carrying her weight at this year’s Olympics…
The 26-year-old Dominican weightlifter claimed the bronze medal in the women’s 87kg weightlifting competition at the 2020 Tokyo Games, becoming the first Dominican woman to get on the podium in an individual sport.
Santana finished the competition with a Snatch total of 116 kg and a Clean & Jerk total of 140 kg, for a grand total weight of 256 kg.
China’s Wang Zhouyu, who notched a total weight of 270 kg, claimed the gold.
Tamara Salazar won the silver with a weight of 263 kg.
By secure a medal, Santana has earned a RD$6 million prize announced by the Dominican government.
Santana joins Zacarías Bonnat (silver in weightlifting) and the 4 x 400 mixed relay (silver in track and field) as this Games’ Dominican medalists to date.