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Power lifter wows the crowd

July 23, 2010


Timmareo Woods from Alabama, a power lifter who is blind, lifts 485 lbs. in the dead lift competition on Thursday, July 22.
Photo by Chelsey Criner, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Timmareo Woods, an Alabama weightlifter who is blind, has been power lifting for the last four-and-a-half years. He attends the Helen Keller School and will celebrate his 20th birthday on Friday, July 23. He is a fan of the Atlanta Braves, Gospel music and whichever college football team is winning at the time.

On Thursday, July 22, he lifted 402 lbs. in the squat competition, 257.4 lbs. in the bench press and 485 lbs. in the dead lift competition.

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