Hampton Morris Scores Two Youth World Records at 2021 IWF Youth World Championships

The American weightlifter put on a show in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

What a stellar performance by weightlifter Hampton Morris. The 2021 International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) Youth World Championships kicked off on Oct. 5, 2021, in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, and the USA’s presence is already felt. Morris competes in the 61-kilogram weight class and leveraged a youth world record clean & jerk into a youth world record total to stand atop the podium.

Morris entered the contest with the youth clean & jerk record already to his name. The 17-year-old scored the 155-kilogram (347.1-pound) lift at the 2021 Junior Pan-American Weightlifting Championships in Manizales, Colombia. He beat that lift in Jeddah by a single kilogram. It was enough to exceed Muhammad Faathir’s previous youth world record total of 273 kilograms (601.9 pounds) by three kilograms. Here are the stats from Morris’s performance:

2021 IWF Youth World Championships — Hampton Morris | 61 Kilograms

  • Snatch120 kilograms (264.6 pounds)
  • Clean & Jerk — 156 kilograms (343.9 pounds), IWF Youth World Record
  • Total — 276 kilograms (608.5 pounds), IWF Youth World Record

Kaan Kahriman of Turkey ranked second with a 264-kilogram (582-pound) total, and Herseleid Carrazco of Mexico totaled 263 kilograms (579.8 pounds) for the bronze. Check out Morris’ youth world record clean & jerk below, courtesy of USA Weightlifting’s (USAW) Instagram page:


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[Related: Weightlifter Shi Zhiyong Lifts Unofficial Snatch and Total World Records at National Games of China]

2021 IWF Youth World Championships Results

At the time of this article’s publication, the Men’s 49-kilogram, 55-kilogram, 61-kilogram, and Women’s 40-kilogram and 45-kilogram categories have concluded. Here are the results thus far:

Men’s 49KG

  1. Oleg Prokopev (RUS) — 188 kilograms (414.5 pounds)
  2. Alexandr Džobák (CZE) — 185 kilograms (407.9 pounds)
  3. Kevin Yepes (COL) — 183 kilograms (403.5 pounds)

Men’s 55KG

  1. Patsaphong Thongsuk (THA) — 223 kilograms (491.6 pounds)
  2. Ertuğrul Seçgin (TUR) — 221 kilograms (487.2 pounds)
  3. Ali Majed Kalitit (KSA) — 215 kilograms (474 pounds)

Men’s 61KG

  1. Hampton Morris (USA) — 276 kilograms (608.5 pounds) — IWF Youth World Record
  2. Kaan Kahriman (TUR) — 264 kilograms (582 pounds)
  3. Herseleid Carrazco (MEX) — 263 kilograms (579.8 pounds)

Women’s 40KG

  1. Ezgi Kılıç (TUR) — 125 kilograms (275.6 pounds)
  2. Lawren Estrada (COL) — 118 kilograms (260.1 pounds)
  3. Darly Canto (MEX) — 118 kilograms* (260.1 pounds)

Note: For athletes who lift the same weight in the snatch, clean & jerk, or total, their placement on the podium is determined by who lifted the weight first chronologically. 

Women’s 45KG

  1. Rose Jean Ramos (PHI) — 147 kilograms (324.1 pounds)
  2. Oliwia Drzazga (POL) — 143 kilograms (315.3 pounds)
  3. Najla Khoirunnisa (INA) —  142 kilograms (313.1 pounds)

The 2021 IWF Youth World Championships will finish on Oct. 12, 2021.

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