Jessica weighs in on Games spot

Weightlifter Jessica Lai.
Weightlifter Jessica Lai.

She is one of one two Australians who will compete in the 63kg category as she looks for selection in the weightlifting squad for the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

Lai said she would be judged in the snatch and the clean and jerk, and that a lift of 192kg would give Australia another place in the women�s 63kg category at the 2016 Rio Olympics.

�Qualifying for Rio will be a challenge, but my sights are set on the Commonwealth Games in 2018,� she said.

�I�m relatively new to the sport and would like to improve my strength as I�m some times not able to lift the weight or receive approval from judges on my technique with a heavier weight.�