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This Weightlifter Is The First Quebec-Born Athlete To Win Gold At The Tokyo Olympics

Maude Charron lifted over 500 pounds!

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This Weightlifter Is The First Quebec-Born Athlete To Win Gold At The Tokyo Olympics

Weightlifter Maude Charron Is The First Quebec-Born Athlete To Win Gold At The Olympics

Weightlifter Maude Charron became the first Quebec-born athlete to win a gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics on Tuesday.

Charron, who competed in the women's 64kg weightlifting finals, lifted a total of 236 kilograms clean over her head to bring home the gold. That's 520 pounds!

According to a report from Team Canada, Charron lifted a full four kilos over the silver medal winner from Italy and six kilos above the bronze medalist from China.

Charron's winning lift came at 131 kilograms or 288 pounds — which is way more than you can lift, buddy.

This is the fifth weightlifting medal for Canada in the history of the Olympic Games, Team Canada says.

Canada's medal total is currently at 8, with two golds, three silvers and three bronze medals.

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