COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado — Team USA weightlifting is set to go. The USA Weightlifting team made the announcement naming the athletes/nominees for the Olympic Team for the upcoming Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.
Buoyed by historically strong athletes and a changing landscape in the sport, Team USA Weightlifting has the opportunity to win multiple medals and have its most successful Olympic Games in generations.
USA Weightlifting will send a full team to Tokyo consisting of eight athletes, four men and four women.
“In sending our largest team since 1996, Team USA has already made history,” USA Weightlifting CEO Phil Andrews said. “These 8 athletes have proven their resilience continue to train throughout the year delay, our job now is to give them unrelenting support as they look to deliver each of their Olympic moments in Tokyo, en route to potentially our best Olympic Games in 61 years.”
The four men named to the Team USA Weightlifting squad are: Clarence “CJ” Cummings, Jr. – 73kg (161lbs) – Beaufort, South Carolina; Harrison Maurus – 81kg (179lbs) – Auburn, Washington; Wesley “Wes” Kitts – 109kg (240lbs) – Knoxville, Tennessee; and Caine Wilkes – +109kg (+240lbs) – Matthews, North Carolina.
On the women’s side of the coin, the four athletes/nominees are: Jourdan Delacruz – 49kg (108lbs) – Wylie, Texas; Katherine “Kate” Nye – 76kg (167lbs) – Oakland Township, Mississippi; Martha “Mattie” Rogers – 87kg (192lbs) – Apopka, Florida; Sarah Robles – +87kg (+192lbs) – Desert Hot Springs, California.
Featured Image: CJ Cummings has been named to the Team USA Weightlifting team to compete in the Tokyo Olympics. Photo credit: USA Weightlifting