Kendrick Farris

Kendrick Farris (power lifter) -

Kendrick Farris

BORN IN 1982, KENDRICK IS A 32 YEAR-OLD OLYMPIC WEIGHTLIFTER FROM LOUISIANA. HE LIVES WITH HIS WIFE, AND TWO LITTLE SONS KINGSLEY, AND KHALIL. 

SINCE HIGH SCHOOL, KENDRICK WANTED TO BE AN OLYMPIC ATHLETE. IN A PRESENTATION, HE HUMOROUSLY MENTIONS THAT HE DID NOT REALIZE THAT ONE MUST QUALIFY FOR THE OLYMPICS. HE'D ALWAYS ASSUMED YOU JUST GO. 

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FINALLY, KENDRICK FARRIS COMPETED FOR THE THE UNITED STATES IN THE 2008 OLYMPICS IN BEIJING CHINA. HE PLACED 8TH. IN THE 2012 OLYMPICS IN LONDON ENGLAND, KENDRICK PLACED 10TH. HE GAINED NO MEDALS IN EITHER OF THOSE EVENTS. DURING THE OLYMPIC TRIALS ON MAY 8, 2016, FARRIS BROKE THE U.S RECORD BY LIFTING A TOTAL OF 831 POUNDS (377 KG) -- 370 POUNDS (168 KG) IN THE SNATCH AND 461 POUNDS (209 KG) IN THE CLEAN AND JERK. HE DIDN'T WIN ANY MEDALS THAT YEAR, BUT WHATEVER. THOSE RECORD BREAKINGS ARE STILL PRETTY BADASS. 


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