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Maude Charron has become just the second Canadian woman to win an Olympic weightlifting medal, winning 64kg gold at Tokyo 2020.

Charron totaled 236kg for her snatch and clean and jerk, finishing four kilograms ahead of runner-up Giorgia Bordignon of Italy (232kg) and six kilos above bronze medallist Chen Wen-Huei of Chinese Taipei (230kg).

Previously, Charron won four medals at the FISU World University Weightlifting Championships - including a trio of gold medals in 2018 and a bronze in 2016. 

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