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Moore & Van Allen Client Earns Record Breaking Gold at the Youth World Weightlifting Championships

April 2017

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (April 11, 2017) Moore & Van Allen PLLC is pleased to announce that its client, 16-year-old Clarence (C.J.) Cummings, Jr., has earned a gold medal at the Youth World Weightlifting Championships, held in Bangkok. Cummings, a Beaufort, South Carolina native, broke his own Youth World Record in the Clean and Jerk setting it to 185kg and equaled the 322kg Youth World Record in the total. In addition, Cummings was recognized with the “Best Male Lifter” award at the event’s closing ceremony.

“We are incredibly proud of C.J.’s achievement,” said Neil (Trey) C. Robinson, III, a Charlotte-based attorney at Moore & Van Allen who represents Cummings. “He was able to defeat weightlifters from both North Korea and China to earn the gold. He is known as a prodigy throughout the weightlifting community and we are very excited to see what the future brings for C.J.”

More information about the Youth World Weightlifting Championships is available here.