Fueled by Doritos, Emma McQuaid sets Northern Irish Snatch, Clean and Jerk Records

November 13, 2022 by
Photo credit: Anie McAlea

Emma McQuaid set two Northern Irish weightlifting records a week after competing at the 2022 Rogue Invitational. 

She set the National Record for the Snatch and Clean and Jerk in the sub-71 kg weight category, lifting an 82kg Snatch and 104kg Clean and Jerk, on November 5 at The Ulster Open Championships

Her pre-competition diet was less than desired.

“I’d say I had one proper meal all week,” McQuaid, 32, said. “I was living off Doritos crisps. I don’t usually get to eat crisps all year. But because I didn’t get a proper off-season as I was training for Madrid [Championship], I ate every single thing I wanted to eat and nothing I should have eaten after Rogue. I wasn’t really nutrition’d for the event.”

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