CJ Cummings has been breaking records for years, but the Beaufort weightlifting phenom has never had a day like this.
Cummings set 15 records Wednesday night at the Pan-American Weightlifting Championships in Guatemala, sweeping gold in the 73-kilogram weight class.
The 18-year-old was successful on all six of his attempts, including marks of 153kg in the snatch and 191kg in the clean and jerk on his final efforts. Those marks, along with his 344kg total, each set new junior and senior American records, junior and senior Pan-American records, and new junior world records.
“Are you serious?” Cummings said when he was told how many records he set, according to TeamUSA.org. “Wow. Oh my gosh. I’m speechless right now. I’m speechless.”
The dominant performance figures to aid Cummings’ bid to make the U.S. Olympic team for the 2020 games in Tokyo.
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