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LDS Female Weightlifter Wins American Open Title

It's been six years since Bonney Lake resident Melanie Roach competed in weightlifting at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, placing sixth. Last month, though, Roach came back into the spotlight by winning the American Open, a biannual national weightlifting competition.

The competition was held last December in Washington D.C., where Roach placed first in the 53 kilogram (116.8 pounds) division.


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