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Girl power | USA Weightlifting’s National Youth Championships

USA Weightlifting National Youth Championship
Addison Griffith makes a lift in the under-13 category at the USA Weightlifting National Youth Championships at the Anaheim Convention Center.
(Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)

USA Weightlifting held the 2019 Nike National Youth Championships at the Anaheim Convention Center to crown the strongest youth athletes in the nation.

Samantha Goodman, 11, left, prepares to make a lift as her coach Anna Martin gives encouragement at the USA Weightlifting National Youth Championships at the Anaheim Convention Center.. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Alexys Bailor warms-up before the 13 and under category at the USA Weightlifting National Youth Championship. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
(Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)

Samantha Goodman, 11, left, prepares to make a lift as her coach Anna Martin gives encouragement at the USA Weightlifting National Youth Championships at the Anaheim Convention Center. Alexys Bailor, right, warms up.

Body language

USA Weightlifting National Youth Championship
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Zavia Burton completes a lift as her coach, Shane Miller, celebrates.

Behind the scenes

Penelope Meyers, 11, prepares to make a lift in the under 13 year-old category. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Competitors wait patiently before making their lifts in the under 13 year-old category at the USA Weightlifting National Youth Championship. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Penelope Meyers, 11, warms-up before competition in the under 13 year-old category at the Anaheim Convention Center. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Ava Vanacore attempts a lift in the under 13 year-old category. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
(Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)

Clockwise from top left: Penelope Meyers, 11, prepares to make a lift; competitors wait patiently before making their lifts; Ava Vanacore attempts a lift; and Penelope Meyers, 11, warms up before competition at the Anaheim Convention Center.

Backstage

A competitor makes a lift in the under 13 years-old category at the USA Weightlifting National Youth Championship. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Samantha Goodman, 11, was injured during her competition in the under 11 category at the Anaheim Convention Center. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Addison Griffith warms-up before a lift in the under 13 category. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
(Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)

A competitor, top, makes a lift. Samantha Goodman, 11, left, was injured during her competition at the Anaheim Convention Center. Addison Griffith, right warms up before a lift.

Parting shot

(Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)

Abigail Moore cries tears of joy after winning a silver medal in the under-13 category at the USA Weightlifting National Youth Championships at the Anaheim Convention Center.


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