Jourdan Delacruz – The first medalist at Tokyo Olympics in Weightlifting

Jourdan Delacruz was born on May 20, 1998 and is a weightlifter from the United States. AT the   Pan American Weightlifting Championship, he is a two-time gold medalist.

Jourdan Delacruz – Career

She took silver in the women’s 53 kg category at the 2018 Junior World Weightlifting Championships in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, in 2018. In the same year, she competed in the 2018 World Weightlifting Championships in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, in the women’s 55 kg category. 

At the 2019 Pan American Weightlifting Championships in Guatemala City, Guatemala, she won gold in the women’s 55 kg division. She also competed in the women’s 55 kg category for the United States at the 2019 Pan American Games in Lima, Peru.


She came in fourth place. In the same year, she competed in the 2019 World Weightlifting Championships in Pattaya, Thailand, in the women’s 55 kg event.

Following this tournament, At the 2019 International Naim Suleymanoglu Tournament in Gaziantep, Turkey, she began competing in the 49 kg weight class, winning gold in this event.

She earned the women’s 49 kg gold medal in the Roma 2020 World Cup in Rome, Italy, in 2020. She also took gold in the 49 kg Snatch and 49 kg Clean & Jerk competitions. In 2021, she won gold in the women’s 49 kg category at the Pan American Weightlifting Championships in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

She has qualified to compete for the United States in the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics.

The first medal at Tokyo Olympics in Weightlifting – Jourdan Delacruz

The first weightlifting medals will be presented early Saturday morning in the women’s 49 kg/108 lb class at the Tokyo Olympics, and an American could fight for gold. 

With a total of 200 kg/440.9 lbs, Jourdan Delacruz owns the American record, as well as the record for the most weight lifted by a non-Asian lifter. The 23-year-old first-time Olympian had participated in the 55kg weight division until her coach advised her to move down to the 49 kg weight class in 2019.


Her parents were bodybuilders, but she was a cheerleader until 2014 when she began serious weightlifting.

Delacruz will face tight opposition from China’s Hou Zhihui and India’s Mirabai Chanu. With a total weight of 213 kg, Hou holds the world record for overall weight. She will compete in the women’s 49 kg weight class.

Delacruz would be the second American woman to win a medal in weightlifting in the last 16 years; Sarah Robles won bronze in the 75 kg class in 2016 to end a 16-year drought for American women in the sport.

Olympic Games Tokyo 2020

Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 is officially the Games of the XXXII olympiad and is an ongoing international multi-sport event branded as Tokyo 2020 that is currently being held from 23 July to 8 August in Tokyo, Japan, on 21 July with some preliminary events beginning.

On September 7, 2013, Tokyo was chosen as the host city of the 125th IOC Session in Buenos Aires, Argentina. From 24 July to 9 August 2020, Due to the Covid-19 pandemic originally scheduled to take place, the event was postponed in March 2020.


The proceedings are mostly held behind closed doors, with no public viewing authorized due to the state of emergency.

The Olympic Games have been postponed and rescheduled, rather than canceled for the first time. Tokyo, Istanbul, and Madrid were the three candidates. Baku and Doha, two of the applicant cities, were not advanced to candidate status. Rome’s bid has been withdrawn.

The United States leads the way in total Olympic success, followed by everyone else. Over the years of competition, the United States has won a total of 2,827 medals.

With a remarkable score of 2,542 medals collected over 100-plus years of Summer Olympics dating back to 1896, the United States is unquestionably the country to beat for this summer’s Tokyo Olympics.


(The Soviet Union, which was a state from 1955 to 1985 and won nearly 1,000 summer medals, is in the second position.)In total, 821 athletes from the United States will compete in the Olympic and Paralympic games.

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