Mattie Sasser

Mattie smashes Pacific Games records

Mattie smashes Pacific Games records

On the first day of the Pacific Mini Games weightlifting competition, Marshall Islands’ Mathlynn “Mattie” Sasser dominated the women’s 63kg category, setting five Oceania and five Pacific Games records on her way to three gold medals. Her 219kg (483lbs) total was 46kg (101lbs) above silver-medalist Amanda Gould of New Zealand and bronze-medalist Maximina Uepa of […]

Mattie tops US lifting competition

Mattie tops US lifting competition

Mattie Sasser continued her winning ways with a gold medal performance in the United States earlier this month. Competing at the 2016 American Open weightlifting competition in Orlando, Florida, Sasser’s 88kg/194lb snatch and 113kg/249lb clean and jerk for a 201kg/442lbs total broke her previous Oceania 58kg junior snatch and total records.  At USA Weightlifting’s (USAW) […]

Mattie: Ranked #11 globally

Mattie: Ranked #11 globally

Marshall Islands elite weightlifter Mattie Sasser just keeps getting better, with her latest impressive effort at the Olympic Games in Brazil putting the Marshall Islands on the global sports map. She placed second in her pool of eight lifters from around the world, one KG behind a German lifter and five ahead of a Swedish […]

Mattie’s record-smashing gold show

Mattie’s record-smashing gold show

Marshall Islands weightlifters Mathlynn “Mattie” Sasser and Kabuati Bob joined over 200 athletes from 19 countries at the 2016 Oceania Weightlifting Championships and Olympic Games Qualification Tournament in Suva, Fiji last month. Mattie set numerous records on her way to winning gold and was honored at the tournament’s closing as the Best Junior Female Lifter […]