Tenisha Thorton at European Juniors

October 15, 2022

Tenisihia Thornton just competed at this year’s European Junior and U23 Weightlifting Championships in Durres, Albania. The 17-year-old is still a youth athlete and was therefore competing against athletes up to 3 years older than her. 

She finished the snatch portion of her competition with 78kg on her first attempt, but unfortunately missed her 2nd and 3rd at 80kg. Her 78kg snatch was good enough to rank her in 5th place overall in the snatch portion. 
 
She went on to open her clean and jerks with a successful 98kg attempt. Hoping to land a medal in this competition, she attempted 101kg on her second which she missed. She went on to attempt 102kg on her second attempt but was unfortunately unsuccessful and therefore missed out on a medal at the clean and jerk. She finished in 5th place in both the clean and jerk and total in the 55kg category.
 
Thornton was named youth World and Youth champion earlier this year. She also competed in the Junior World Championships and now the Junior European Championships where she managed respectful results in both, despite being much younger than the rest of the field.