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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.



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