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A dream come true

Yemassee weightlifter to lift for Lebanon in Olympics   By Mike McCombs  After Mahassen Hala Fattouh’s back injury flared up less than a month before the 2016 Summer Games in Rio de Janiero, forcing her to miss the Olympics, it wasn’t long before she was forced to make a decision.  “It was in 2017, I had… Keep Reading


Beaufort’s Cummings finishes 9th in Olympic debut

Weightlifter will regroup, begin training for November’s World Championships By Mike McCombs It was a disappointing performance last week for Beaufort’s C.J. Cummings in his Olympic debut, but he’s taking in stride. The 21 year old finished ninth in the 73-kilogram weight class Wednesday, July 28 at the 2020 Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo, making… Keep Reading


The wait is finally over

  Above: Weightlifter C.J. Cummings, gets in a workout Thursday, July 8, at The Foundry in Beaufort. Cummings is set to compete July 28 in the 2020 Summer Olympic Games in Toyko. Photo by Bob Sofaly  Olympic dream coming true for Beaufort’s CJ Cummings  By Mike McCombs  Monday, March 30, 2020 was a day that would… Keep Reading


Cummings departs Beaufort for Hawaii; Tokyo next

By Mike McCombs C.J. Cummings got on a plane Monday morning in Savannah and headed for Hawaii, a step closer to his Olympic dream in Tokyo. Cummings will continue to train with Coach Ray Jones in Hawaii in a “bubble” with his teammates, including two heavy sessions, before heading to Tokyo on July 22. “The… Keep Reading


Beaufort’s Cummings named to US Olympic Team

By Mike McCombsPhoto by Bob Sofaly It was a forgone conclusion but now it’s official: C.J. Cummings is Tokyo-bound. When USA Weightlifting announced its eight-person team for the 2021 Summer Olympic Games (July 23-Aug. 8, Tokyo) on Wednesday, Cummings name was on the list. The youngest member of Team USA, Cummings, 20, was a favorite… Keep Reading