Beaufort’s Stanley sweeps silver at Youth Worlds

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The Lowcountry is once again shining on the world weightlifting stage.

Beaufort’s Dade Stanley swept silver in the 81-kilogram weight class at the IWF Youth World Championships last week in Las Vegas. 

The 16-year-old successfully executed lifts of 133kg in the snatch and 155kg in the clean and jerk, good for a 288kg total. He finished second to Kazakhstan’s Yessenkeldi Sapi.

“I’m just happy to be able to bring this achievement to the U.S. because we don’t medal too often, so I’m glad I was able to represent my country in a positive way,” Stanley told “This wasn’t like anything that I’ve ever experienced before. Everything else has been quite competitive but competing on the world stage here and representing my country against other countries, it’s just something you can’t compare to any other meet.”

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