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Topsail High grad places 5th in World Weightlifing Championships

WROCLAW, POLAND (WWAY) — Topsail High School graduate James Tatum placed 5th at the World Weightlifting Championships by successfully completing a 138kg (303.6 lb) ‘Snatch’ lift and a 166kg (365.2 lb) ‘Clean & Jerk’ lift.

Tatum has been doing Olympic style weightlifting for 3 years and has been a member of Team Muscle Driver USA (based in Charlotte, NC) for more than a year.

He was on the wrestling team at Topsail High School and graduated in June 2007. He then went on to UNCW and graduated in 2012 with a degree in Exercise Science.

Tatum won Gold at the American Open, Silver at the Arnold Classic, Gold at Collegiate Nationals and Silver at US Nationals. That earned him a place on Team USA at the Pan American Championships in Venezuela where he placed 5th in his weight-class, which is 77kg (169.4 lb).

This is his first year in International competition.


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