The pride of Puerto Peñasco, weightlifter Noemí “Mimí” Rodriguez Lugo has done it again! On Thursday, Mimí had another spectacular showing for Sonora, this time at the Sub20 PanAmerican Championship in Manizales, Colombia, where she achieved 3 gold medals!
Rodríguez Lugo lifted 101 kgs in snatch and 132 kgs in clean and jerk, totaling 233 kgs. Mimi helped earn the four-women Sonoran Sub20 contingent 10 medals in all (4 gold, 3 silver, and 3 bronze). The Sub20 games is a selective competition en route to the first PanAmerican Youth Games.
Abdeel Noemí Rodrigúez Lugo, affectionately known as “Mimí”, faced a tremendous battle in the snatch against U.S. weightlifter Sara Uschmann, who she defeated by just one kilo (101 to 100), which left Marifélix Sarria of Cuba with the bronze (84 kg).
In the clean and jerk, Mimí shown again in easily defeating both the U.S. and Cuban teams, lifting 132 kgs against the 115 and 110 of her closest competitors.
These two lifts brought Mimí’s total to 233 kgs, earning her a the 3rd gold medal, with silver going to Uschmann (210), and Sarria (209) with the bronze.
As a whole, Mexico obtained the women’s and men’s continental titles, raking in the full ten passes to the PanAmerican Jr. Games.