LONDON (AP) — Kendrick Farris, the only male weightlifter from the United States competing at the London Olympics, barely missed breaking his own American records in the clean and jerk and overall total Friday.
Farris, who competed in the 85 kilogram “B” group with lower-ranked lifters, cleared 155 kilograms in the snatch and 200 in the clean and jerk for a total of 355. That placed him third in his group.
But with 12 lifters set to compete in the “A” group later Friday, it’s highly unlikely Farris will get bronze.
Farris attempted 208 kilograms on his final clean and jerk, which would have shattered his own American records of 203 and 362 total. He cleaned the weight without issue before dropping it after his jerk.