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Pan American Junior Championships and South American Championships

Last week took place the Pan American Junior Championships in Lima, Peru together with the South American Junior & Youth Championships and the South American U15 Championships. This was the first international weightlifting event where athletes competed on two platforms at the same time. Totally 17 countries have sent weightlifters to participate at least at one of the four events. Hampton Morris from USA broke his own junior world record, with a 163 kg in clean and jerk. Besides this world record, several Pan American and South American records have been broken. The different delegations expressed their satisfaction with the two platforms event and welcomed this initiative to be used more time in the future. The whole event can be looked back at the Youtube channel of the Pan American Weightlifting Federation.