Weightlifting preview: Kendrick Farris representing U.S. in 94kg group B

Weightlifting preview: Farris representing U.S. in group B

EVENT TIMES AND LIVE STREAM LINKS

2:30 PM ET – Men’s 94kg group B

6:00 PM ET – Men’s 94kg group A

THE COMPETITORS

Men’s 94kg group B

Kevin Bouly (FRA)
James Adede (KEN)
Sonny Webster (GBR)
Tanumafili Malietoa Jungblut (ASA)
Hanwoong Park (KOR)
Kendrick James Farris (USA)
Simplice Ribouem (AUS)
Cristopher Joel Pavon Funes (HON)
Petit David Minkoumba (CMR)
Volodymyr Hoza (UKR)

Men’s 94kg group A

Aliaksandr Bersanau (BLR)
Adrian Edward Zielinski (POL)
Tomasz Bernard Zielinski (POL)
Dmytro Chumak (UKR)
Ali Hashemi (IRI)
Aurimas Didzbalis (LTU)
Ragab Abdalla (EGY)
Vadzim Straltsou (BLR)
Sarat Sumpradit (THA)
Sohrab Moradi (IRI)

WHO TO WATCH

The United States has a representative in the form of Kendrick Farris. He holds American records in the clean and jerk and total weight. Not a lot of lifters have made a run at medals out of group B, can Kendrick Farris? 

WORLD RECORDS

Snatch – 188.0kg/414.5 lbs Akakios Kakiasvilis (GRE)
Clean and Jerk – 233.0kg/513.7 lbs Ilya Ilyin (KAZ)
Total – 418.0kg/921.5 lbs Ilya Ilyin (KAZ) 

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