Beaufort’s CJ Cummings Rewrites Records At National Junior Championships

Beaufort’s CJ Cummings put on another dominant performance in sweeping the 73kg weight class at the USA Weightlifting National Junior Championships on Saturday in Chicago. 

Cummings hit the new junior world record standard in the snatch with a lift of 149kg, bettering his record by one kilogram, and broke his own junior world records in the clean and jerk (189kg) and total (338kg). 

Cummings, 18, continues to dominate the junior circuit as he prepares for the 2020 Olympic Games. The runners-up in each division were a distant second — 128kg in the snatch, 157kg in the clean, and 284kg total. 

Cummings now owns 29 American records and five world records. 

Next up on Cummings’ schedule is the IWF Junior World Championships from June 1-8 in Fiji.

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