Olympic silver medallist Sarah Robles was beaten by team-mate Mary Theisen-Lappen in the women's super-heavyweight on the last day of the Pan American Weightlifting Championships ©Getty Images

United States double Olympic medallist Sarah Robles was beaten by her team-mate Mary Theisen-Lappen in the women’s super-heavyweights on the last day of the Pan American Championships in Bariloche.

In her four competitions since winning her second Olympic bronze medal in July 2021, Robles, 34, has not bettered her Tokyo total of 282 kilograms.

She won the snatch on 120kg but was third in clean and jerk behind Theisen-Lappen and the Ecuadorian Lisseth Ayovi in the Argentinean town.

Theisen-Lappen made 114-158-272, Robles 120-151-271 and third-placed Naryury Perez from Venezuela totalled 256kg.

Robles accepted an award after competition, but it was for the absent “best female lifter” Jourdan Delacruz, who made 198kg in winning at 49kg.

The top male award went to Keydomar Vallenilla, a member of the International Weightlifting Fedeation (IWF) Athletes' Commission, who won the 89kg with 379kg.

The US finished with eight gold medals on total after a productive final day.

Wes Kitts won at 109kg with 165-200-365, and Alejandro Medina beat his team-mate Caine Wilkes by a kilogram in the over-109kg on 173-212-385.

In the all-medals table, the US were clear with 45, three times as many as second-placed Venezuela.

A formidable Colombia team was withdrawn shortly before the Championships because their Federation refused the hosts’ demands for cash-only payment of team fees.

On Friday (March 31) the IWF Executive Board approved a rule “establishing that organisers of IWF events must do their utmost to make all financial transactions by wire transfer”.

Cash payments will be allowed only in "very exceptional circumstances and must be timely reported to the IWF, in the most detailed way possible."