Tia Toomey

Tia-Clair Toomey made her Olympic debut at the Rio Games, in only her third international competition.

The Queenslander recorded a lift of 82kg on her third attempt in the snatch. After successful first and second attempts, Toomey paced herself to line up for a 112kg clean and jerk attempt but failed to lift the weight. She finished fifth in her group with an overall total of 189kg.

Toomey shot to prominence at the 2015 Australian Open, shattering her previous personal best. She then cemented her spot on the 2016 Team at the Oceania Championships in Fiji, lifting a higher percentage of the Rio qualifier in her division category than the other Australian female competitors, beating other Rio hopefuls Erika Ropati-Frost, Kiana Elliott and Pip Malone for the lone spot.

Toomey finished second at both the 2015 and 2016 World Cross Fit Games in the US. 

Olympic Results

2016 Rio

58kg - Women
Group B Snatch: 78, 82x, 82 - 82; Clean & Jerk: 103, 107, 112x - 107 189 5
Final Placing 14 / 16