U.S. weightlifter Kendrick Farris: “I have no plans on retiring”

Kendrick Farris, United States’ only male representative in weightlifting at the 2016 Olympics, finished 11th in the men’s 94kg weight class.

The 30-year-old had a 160kg snatch and 197kg clean and jerk for a total of 357kg in his third appearance at the Olympics.

“I think it went okay. I was excited to get out there and represent,” Farris told USA Weightlifting. “It’s very tough to even total in a competition so I’m happy I got the total. Obviously, I would have liked to make more lifts. The way my training went I felt like I could have had a better performance, but I would not change anything because everything happens the way it’s supposed to.”

Despite his 11th place finish, Farris is not planning on calling it a career.

“I have no plans on retiring.” Farris said. “I’ll be training, probably tomorrow. More than likely I’ll be back in the gym. I have no plans to stop lifting. We will see but most definitely I am planning to train so I don’t have any plans to stop.”

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