Kendrick Farris nearly breaks marks

Updated: August 3, 2012, 8:59 AM ET
Associated Press

LONDON -- United States weightlifter Kendrick Farris gave his performance a seven on a scale of one to 10. Almost certainly not enough for a medal, but he isn't going to let that ruin his Olympics.

Farris, the only male weightlifter from the U.S. competing in London, barely missed breaking his own American records in the clean and jerk and overall total Friday.

Farris, who competed in the 85 kilogram B group with lower-ranked lifters, cleared 155 kilograms in the snatch and 200 in ...

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