The best Youth weightlifters are in Bangkok, Thailand, this week to compete at the 2017 IWF Youth World Weightlifting Championships. The first session begins on Tuesday at 10am local time. Bangkok is 11 hours ahead of the Eastern time zone in the United States, so that is 11pm Monday night.
The United States has sent a full team (8 men and 8 women) to compete in the international event. In total, 248 men and 197 women will hit the platform.
Here are the men and women competing for Team USA (all times have been converted to U.S. Eastern time):
Seth Tom (Men’s 50kg Session C – 4/3 @ 11pm)
Emma Nye (Women’s 44kg Session B – 4/4 @ 3am)
Antwan Kilbert (Men’s 56kg Session C – 4/4 @ 10pm)
Kaela Stephano (Women’s 53kg Session B – 4/6 @ 2am)
William Cohen (Men’s 69kg Session C – 4/6 @ 11pm)
CJ Cummings (Men’s 69kg Session A – 4/7 @ 8am)
Taylor Babb (Women’s 63kg Session B – 4/8 @ 4am)
Harrison Maurus (Men’s 77kg Session A – 4/8 @ 6am)
Juliette Chang-Fang (Women’s 69kg Session B – 4/8 @ 10pm)
#Repost @hookgripusa ・・・ 16 y/o @juliettechangfane (-63) with a 76kg/167.5lb snatch and 99kg/218lb clean & jerk to set a new U17 Youth American record in the total with 175kg! This breaks her own 173kg record from the 2016 Youth Worlds in Malaysia in October. #hookgrip #olympicweightlifting #weightlifting
Claire Mackey (Women’s 69kg Session A – 4/9 @ 4am)
Athena Schrijver (Women’s 75kg Session A – 4/9 @ 8am)
Ready to leave for Thailand and represent team USA! Thank you! @hookgripusa ・・・ Youth World team member Athena Schrijver (-69kg, 16y/o) snatching 83kg/183lb at the 2017 Junior Nationals, where she finished with silver in the snatch and total. @athena._.schrijver #weightlifting #olympicweightlifting #hookgrip
Dean Scicchitano (Men’s 94kg Session B – 4/9 @ 10pm)
Nicholas Bramble (Men’s 94kg Session A – 4/10 @ 2am)
Shay Carlock (Women’s +75kg Session A – 4/10 @ 4am)
Kuinini Manumua (Women’s +75kg Session A – 4/10 @ 4am)
Marcos Bribiesca (Men’s +94kg Session A – 4/10 @ 6am)
We had a complex today, hang clean + jerk + jerk. Worked up to 170kg (374 pounds) and tried 175 (380 pounds) but unfortunately I just got the hang clean. #olympiclifting #olylift #cleanandjerk #juniornats #panhandlepower @panhandlepower #cleanandjerkmiss @handarmorchalk #teamhandarmor #handarmorathlete
The biggest headline to keep an eye on is CJ Cummings pursuit on the Youth world records. Cummings already owns the Youth world record clean & jerk at 182kg. The total world record is within reach at 322kg. Cummings’ entry total is 321kg.