Inspiring Athletes

Inspiring Athletes


Kendrick Farris posts second career top 10 finish in Olympic weightlifting competition

posted by Chad Bonham

Kendrick Farris

Kendrick Farris didn’t score quite high enough to earn a spot on the medal podium, but that didn’t stop the Shreveport, La., weightlifter from enjoying his second career top 10 finish at the Olympics. In Bejing, Farris placed seventh. In London, he took 10th and narrowly missed out on breaking his own American record.

Read more of that story from ESPN HERE.

Earlier this summer, Inspiring Athletes caught up with Farris who said a spiritual renewal fueled his journey to London:

“From about the age of 16 to 22 is when I struggled the most, even after making an Olympic Team,” Farris said. “In 2008 I was living the lifestyle when it was convenient for me but by the end of the year I had rededicated my life to Christ and I haven’t looked back.”

Click the link below to read that interview interview:

A conversation with Kendrick Farris

And for more great stories about past and present Christian Olympians, check out Chad Bonham’s book Glory of the Games featuring Tamika Catchings, Ryan Hall, Hunter Kemper, Josh Davis, Shannon Miller and many others.



Previous Posts

A conversation with NASCAR crew chief Dave Rogers
Since 1998, Dave Rogers has been full

posted 7:30:01pm Sep. 24, 2014 | read full post »

A conversation with NASCAR driver Blake Koch
Blake Koch has never been afraid of hard work. And that’s a good thing considering how difficult it is to break into NASCAR—especially when drivin

posted 12:00:48pm Aug. 25, 2014 | read full post »

A conversation with NASCAR driver Michael McDowell
Michael McDowell has been quietly building confidence and a solid résumé over the past seven years. It hasn’t been the easi

posted 12:00:42pm Aug. 18, 2014 | read full post »

Kevin Durant wins first career NBA MVP Award
On Tuesday, Kevin Durant won his first career NBA Most Valuable Player award. His acceptance speech has quickly become the source of great inspiration across the country. Dura

posted 12:00:26am May. 07, 2014 | read full post »

A conversation with two-time Olympic bobsleigh athlete Elana Meyers
Elana Meyers was born into an Episcopalian family that later became Lutheran. More recently, she was baptized in a Baptist church. She’s also been known to attend non-denominational services. So Meyers really isn’t sure how to label her Christian faith. But the two-time Olympian and 2010 bron

posted 7:00:31pm Feb. 14, 2014 | read full post »




Report as Inappropriate

You are reporting this content because it violates the Terms of Service.

All reported content is logged for investigation.