The 33-year-old Frenchwoman performed two very good performances in the snatch and the clean and jerk, and finished with a total of 247 kg lifted.

An end of career in apotheosis, or almost, for Gaëlle Nayo-Ketchanke. The 33-year-old Frenchwoman, 8th at the Rio Games in 2016, had an excellent weightlifting competition on Monday, August 2, in the under 87 kg category. She finished in 5th place in the final, after lifting a total of 247 kg (108 kg in the snatch, 139 in the clean and jerk).

The European clean and jerk champion in less than 81 kg in Moscow this year did better than hold her place against the untouchable Chinese Zhouyu Wang, crowned Olympic champion with a total of 270 kg. Her smile said a lot at the end of the competition, she who was heavily injured in 2019 with a double fracture of the arm and a dislocation of the elbow. An example of resilience, one more, which is not unlike that of Samir Aït Saïd, also at the foot of the podium with the rings (4th) on Monday.

In weightlifting, Gaëlle Nayo-Ketchanke (-87kg) finished 5th overall, with a total of 247kg! #AllezLesBleus # Tokyo2020


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