12-year-old weightlifter sets records, places 19 at Youth Worlds - WTOC-TV: Savannah, Beaufort, SC, News, Weather & Sports

12-year-old weightlifter sets records, places 19th at Youth Worlds


CJ Cummings, a 12-year-old weightlifter from Lady's Island, is back in the U.S. after competing at the Youth Worlds in Russia.

There were nearly 600 lifter at the competition representing 52 countries.

42 lifters qualified in Cummings' weight class and over 90 percent of them were 17 years old.

Cummings set four American records and placed 19th overall. He is the highest ranking of all U.S. weightlifters at the age of just 12.

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