Team USA weightlifter CJ Cummings had a terrific performance at the 2018 Weightlifting Championships on the weekend. He broke two Junior Weightlifting World Records.
Weightlifting World Championships are being held in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan this year from November 1st to November 10th.
Three days of competition left.
The -73kg weight class is really competitive this year, so Cummings had to prove to be the best. He has already got his glory in weightlifting at the age of 18. This time, he proved to hold his own against Shi Zhiyong from China and Won Jeongsik from South Korea, who are world’s best -73kg weightlifters.
Cummings went 3/3 and finished with a 148kg snatch. After that, he opened with a 181kg and moved up to 186kg for a second attempt in clean & jerk but missed it. His third attempt was successful; he called for 187kg on the bar, which awarded him a Junior World Record.
Cummings not only earned a Junior Clean & Jerk World Record but also got the Junior World Record for total thanks to his third attempt. The weightlifter ended the day with a 335kg total and took the 10th place becoming the youngest competitor who finished in the top 20.
Last year, Cummings didn’t get on the board in his clean & jerk attempts. Coming back from 2017 and taking home to Junior World Records was a great success.