CJ Cummings Sets New American Record Clean & Jerk at 183kg

Two World Championships simply weren’t enough for 16 year-old weightlifting phenom CJ Cummings. On Saturday, the 69kg lifter easily won the American Open Championship on his way to several new American records, including a 183kg to break his own Junior & Senior American record by 1kg.

Cummings went 6 for 6, ending with a 138kg snatch (new Junior American Record) and 321kg Junior Total Record. Cummings swept gold in the snatch, clean & jerk, and total.

But his 183kg really stole the show. Watch below, video courtesy of @liftinglife.

A video posted by LiftingLife (@liftinglife) on Dec 10, 2016 at 3:46pm PST

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And here’s Cummings’ 138kg snatch.

A video posted by LiftingLife (@liftinglife) on Dec 10, 2016 at 2:58pm PST

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All six lifts of his lifts were recorded on the USA Weightlifting Live Stream, and they’re embedded below.

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We don’t know exactly what’s in store next year for the reigning Youth and Junior World Champion. Will he go up a weight class? Does he have his sights set on a 200kg clean & jerk before turning 18?

But we’re sure excited to watch as his still-young weightlifting career develops!

Featured image: @liftinglife on Instagram

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