Commonwealth Games: Doncaster weightlifter Fraer Morrow celebrates superb fifth place finish

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Doncaster weightlifter Fraer Morrow produced a brilliant performance in her debut Commonwealth Games to finish fifth in the women’s 53kg.

The 19-year-old, from Bessacarr, lifted a personal best and broke a British record by lifting 99kg in the clean and jerk. She lifted 73kg in the snatch.

She said: “I think I could have done even better but I am always going to think that.

“If I had got that last snatch (75kg) then that would have been the perfect day but it’s my first Commonwealth Games and I’m still only 19 so I can settle for five lifts from six.

“I’m still a junior lifter so there’s still that to come but my aim is the Olympics as the next big event which I need to try and get the points I need. They can put me in any competition and I’ll do it.

“The crowd was amazing today, I loved it,” she added.

“It’s the biggest crowd I’ve ever performed in front of as well.

“There’s no words to describe how I am feeling getting to perform here. It’s the biggest competition I’ve ever been in and being around all the different athletes is a really different experience.”