Silver and bronze at Commonwealth Weightlifting
IVORN?MCKNEE?wanted gold but had to settle for lifting silver at the Commonwealth Weighltifting Championships in Malaysia on Friday night.
McKnee, competing in the 150kg division, lifted 160kg in the snatch and 190kg in the clean and jerk for a total of 350kg, which was the same total as the eventual winner of the gold.
However, the 31-year-old McKnee the 2008 National Sports Council Sports Personality of the Year, had to settle for second best due to a difference in weight, as he was heavier than the winner.
It is the second medal that Barbados is taking away from the south-east Asian country, with Brian Best having earlier secured a bronze medal in the 69 kg division.
Both men used the event as a warm-up for next year’s Commonwealth Games. They are due to return home this week accompanied by coach/manager Andrew Callender. (MK)