LowcoSports.com’s Justin Jarrett and Wes Kerr discuss the latest local sports news from around the South Carolina Lowcountry every week on the LowcoSports Lowdown podcast. This week’s episode includes news from the Tokyo Olympics, a Lowco baseball standout who has a new MLB home, USCB has found its new softball coach, Battery Creek has a stable of impressive new coaches, and a couple of Lowco golf stars put on great showings. Plus, Wes catches up with Lowco football stars Tyler Haley and Jackson Lanier, and the guys preview the Dixie Youth Baseball World Series.
With a 270-pound weight latched around her neck, Mahassen Hala Fattouh Paiva took a deep breath. After some final words of encouragement, she raised it skyward and dashed into her coaches’ arms. The Beaufort County resident and Lebanon’s first-ever female Olympic weightlifter just pulled off something extraordinary.
A bronze medal was potentially in CJ Cummings’ grasp as he walked back to the stage for his final lift Wednesday in Tokyo. But this time, it wasn’t meant to be. The opening act in his Olympic career may have ended in disappointment, but his time in the spotlight is just getting started.
LowcoSports.com’s Justin Jarrett and Wes Kerr are joined by Team Lowco contributor Brackin Lambert to discuss CJ Cummings’ Olympic debut in Tokyo. Lambert, who trains at The Foundry and is a member of Team Beaufort, provides insight into the Beaufort native’s ninth-place finish in the men’s 73kg weightlifting competition and where he goes from here.
When we first heard CJ Cummings’ name nearly 10 years ago, we knew that one day he had the potential to become an American hero. Now, his moment has arrived. In just a few days, the hometown kid from Beaufort will take his shot at Olympic stardom and U.S. weighlifting immortality. But his career and his incredible journey to the global stage in Tokyo almost never happened.