Beaufort’s CJ Cummings selected for United states Olympic Team

Beaufort’s C.J. Cummings will be portion of the 2021 U.S. Olympic weightlifting group, the corporation announced Wednesday.

Cummings will be section of the team established to compete in the Tokyo Game titles in Japan from July 21-Aug. 8. The Beaufort native is element of a four-member men’s staff. The U.S. also will have a four-member women’s staff.

“I’m from a modest town where there’s barely any option, so this prospect for exposure and to go stand for my state at the Olympics is a huge honor, not only for me but for my household, country and modest town,” Cummings stated in a Usa Weightlifting launch.

Cummings was a lock to make his Olympics debut in last summer time right before COVID-19 postponed the game titles right until this yr.

He is the initially Olympic weightlifter from South Carolina and joins Beaufort boxing great Joe Frazier as an Olympian. Frazier gained gold at the 1964 Olympics in Tokyo.

The 20-year-previous Cummings has place with each other an extraordinary countrywide resume and has been a fixture on the Usa Weightlifting circuit. He is a four-time Junior Earth champion and two-time Youth World champion.

Cummings at the moment holds three present-day International Weightlifting Federation information and 23 unique American information. He competes in the 73 kg (161-pound) division.

Cummings will be joined on the crew by North Carolina indigenous Caine Wilkes, Washington’s Harrison Maurus and Tennessee’s Wesley Kitts.

Cummings and the relaxation of the United states Weightlifting group will travel to Hawaii for pre-game titles schooling camp. The USAW Hawaii Robust Camp, run by NBH Lender, will give athletes and their coaches the chance to coach in a COVID-19 protected bubble with entire world-class support staff. It also gives good friends and loved ones the probability to be jointly to guidance the athletes.

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Lou Bezjak is the Superior School Sporting activities Prep Coordinator for The (Columbia) State and (Hilton Head) Island Packet. He formerly labored at the Florence Early morning Information and had protected significant university athletics in South Carolina considering the fact that 2002. Lou is a two-time South Carolina Athletics Author of the Yr by the Nationwide Sporting activities Media Affiliation.
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