The USA men's Olympic weightlifting team has not won a gold medal for 56 years, but that could change rather quickly thanks to C.J. Cummings.
Cummings is 5'4" and 150lbs. Last August he clean and jerked 385lbs, something that had never been done in his weight class. Oh, he's also only 15 years old. Coaches say that he is about 10 years away from reaching his highest potential and another 4 years before his first Olympics.
C.J. Cummings. Remember that name because I'm sure you'll be hearing it in another 4 years.
About the Author
Ryan Lockard, CSCS, CFNS, is the head trainer and founder of Specialty Athletic Training. He is President of the Autism Society of Oregon's Board of Directors and is accredited by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, as well as by the International Sports Science Association (ISSA) as a Certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist. Ryan has worked with individuals with special needs since 2007 and has over 10,000 hours of 1:1 instruction working with individuals that have various special needs.