After day one of the Pan American Championships in Guatemala City, Guatemala, Team USA won a total of five medals. Alyssa Ritchey won Gold and Morghan King won bronze overall to finish on the podium but day two was even more impressive with CJ Cummings settings 15 records in the 73kg weight class.
Now, CJ opened with a 144kg snatch, then completed a 150kg for a second attempt and finished with a 153kg snatch for gold which set multiple records. He then followed this performance with 182kg clean and jerk for his first attempt, followed by 187kg for his second attempt. He then finished with a 191kg clean and jerk for his third attempt, which gave him a 344kg total to earn himself three gold medals on day two and multiple records to his name.
CJ posted the 15 total records he set on his Instagram and it’s an impressive sight…
– 3 IWF Junior World Records
– 3 Junior Pan American Records
– 3 Senior Pan American Records
– 3 Junior American Records
– 3 Senior American Records
And here he stands on the top spot of the podium…
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TBH we lost count of how many records #TeamUSA broke on day 2 of the 2019 Pan American Championships in Guatemala. Hear from #19PanAm Champions @cj__cummings & @jourdannn_14 and medalists @jordan_wissinger and @jessicalucero9 talk about their big day on the platform. Check out our bio link for #TeamUSA competition times and livestream info! #USAW
CJ Cummings has pretty much written his ticket to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics with his incredible performances and it’ll be exciting to see his progress leading up to the big World competition. Now, the Pan Ams is a gold medal qualifying event which will carry a lot of weight going into next year’s Olympics, so keep your eye on the best performances for a possible sneak peek into the athletes who will receive an invite.