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Harrison Maurus on Olympic Postponement and Weightlifting Goals

One of America's top weightlifters has years of experience on the international stage, and he's still just 20 years old.

Harrison Maurus may be young, but he’s a veteran on the international weightlifting stage. He won bronze in the clean & jerk at the 2017 World Weightlifting Championships at just 17 years old, which also ended a nearly 20-year World Championships medal drought for American men. Harrison also won bronze at the 2019 Pan American Games.

In addition, Harrison was the IWF Youth World Champion in 2017. He won bronze at the 2018 IWF Junior World Championships and silver at the 2020 IWF World Cup. He’s also the youngest American to ever clean & jerk 200 kilograms

Harrison — a likely member of Team USA’s squad for the Tokyo Olympics — caught up with BarBend to talk about Olympic postponement and staying motivated with training, even given the uncertain state of competition this year and next.

Editor’s Note: BarBend is the Official Media Partner of USA Weightlifting. USA Weightlifting collaborated on this video and content.

[Related: Cheryl Haworth talks winning Olympic bronze at age 17!]

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