Nicole Jomantas July 01, 2010
(Colorado Springs, Colo.) – Alex Lee (Gilbert, Ariz. / Arizona State University) and Sean Hutchinson (Shreveport, La. / Louisiana State University Shreveport) earned the top two spots on the podium in the 62kg division on Thursday at the World University Championships in Taichung City, Chinese Taipei.
Lee, a 2009 Pan Am Team member, set two new American Collegiate Records while competing at his first World University Championships.
After setting a new personal best as a 62kg lifter in the snatch with his lift of 112kg, Lee was in third place overall. A seventh-place finisher at the 2008 World University Championships, Hutchinson also lifted 112kg and his lighter bodyweight put him in second place in the snatch.
In the clean and jerk, Lee completed all three of his lifts, including a final attempt at 147kg that broke the previous American Collegiate Record by four kilograms. Lee’s total of 259kg earned him the overall gold and a second American Record.