United States celebrated three gold medals as the World Classic Powerlifting Championships continued in Calgary.

Jennifer Millican led the way for the American squad, as she emerged as the winner of the women's under-57 kilogram event.

Millican would achieve an total lift of 450kg in the competition at the Rally Pointe Center in the Canadian city.

She was closely followed by Colombia’s Kenia Monserrate, who ended as the runner-up on 440kg.

Inna Limimonova managed a total of 417.5kg, which was enough for the Russian lifter to take the bronze.

Millican's triumph was soon followed by a victory for her team-mate Jennifer Thompson in the women's under-63kg event.

She topped the standings with a total lift of 492.5kg.

This was partly achieved by a world record in the bench press, where she lifted 145.5kg.

Her compatriot Samantha Calhoun managed a world record deadlift of 221.5kg, helping her to second place overall on 489kg.

Canada’s Maria Htee ended third on 481kg, following a world record of 183.5kg in the squat event.

An American hat-trick of golds was achieved when Charles Okpoko emerged as the winner of the men's under-66kg competition.

He managed a total lift of 688kg to clinch the gold.

Russia's Sergey Gladkikh and Finland’s Antti Savolainen rounded off the medal positions, as they achieved totals of 670kg and 657.5kg respectively.