Quinn Lindsay sets world record

Quinn Lindsay
Quinn Lindsay

Not everyone can say he holds a world record, but Quinn Lindsay can say just that.

Quinn, CJ, Carissa and Celeste Lindsay of Lovell all participated in the AAU Junior Olympic Games National Championships Monday and Tuesday, July 28-29, at Drake University at Des Moines, Iowa.

Quinn Lindsay competed in the Feats of Strength Competition including a deadlift, tire flip, farmer’s walk, a kneeling medicine ball throw and a bobsled push.

Quinn set a world record in the bobsled push in the 10-year-old division, placing first with a time of 6.65 seconds. He also placed first in the deadlift with 34 reps at 121 pounds. He placed second in the tire flip with a time of 25.56 seconds, second in the farmer’s walk and second in the medicine ball throw with a throw of 15-2.

“Weights for each event were scaled to account for bodyweight of each competitor,” coach and father Chad Lindsay said. “Lighter competitors in an age group used lighter weighted implements and apparatus than heavier competitors in the same age group. Because of this, Quinn was always using at least double the weight for the various events in his age group than his fellow competitors were and sometimes even more than double his weight.

The bobsled push event was co-sanctioned by the USA Bobsled and Skeleton Federation, and all of the competitors and all four Lindsay kids were able to meet Olympians Elena Meyers and Lauryn Williams. The two Olympians teamed up to win the silver medal in the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in the bobsled, and Williams had also won a gold medal in the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in the 400-meter relay and a silver medal in the 2004 Summer Olympic Games in the 100-meter dash.”

Quinn Lindsay also threw the shot put and recorded a throw of 28-½ to place seventh place in the boys’ 10-year-old division. Carissa Lindsay participated in the shot put girls’ 8-year-old and under division and threw 9-8¼ and Celeste Lindsay threw the shot at 6-3.

CJ Lindsay participated in the boys’ 11-year-old division 100m dash with a time of 14.27 seconds. He also won his heat in the 400m dash with a time of 1:08.42 seconds, but did not place in the top eight.

“This was CJ’s fifth time ever running the 400 meters in a competition,” Lindsay said.