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Hampton Morris - 2016 USAW Youth Nationals Weightlifting

Hampton Morris * Marietta, GA * Age 13


Now this was a day Hampton will not soon forget! Sweeping gold and all American records in the 13U 44kg weight class at the 2017 USA Weightlifting National Youth Championships. What’s his secret? Well, here’s one piece of advice Hampton shared with us: “Ignore the things outside of your control, and focus on the things that are in your control … stay calm, patient and … always try to have fun.” Check out the rest of his interview here.

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