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Young weightlifter qualifies for national competition

By Shirley Shuman

Twelve-year-old Dezel Hyre began training for weightlifting approximately one year ago. This upcoming weekend, he will lift in a national competition to be held in Las Vegas. Hyre, the son of Theran and Kirk Hyre, recently qualified in the 13-and-under age group.

This athlete has worked under the training of Dr. Kim Fairley, a surgeon at United Hospital Center. Dr. Fairley, a weightlifter herself, explained how she came to train youth weightlifters. “Youngsters in our community in general,” she said, “don’t have physical activity or eat well . . .

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