Tip of the hat to Madhu Krishnamurthy and her colleagues at the Chicago Daily Herald for reporting on the brilliant performance of 15-year-old Dominic Swanson at the recent World Powerlifting Congress World Championships in the Czech Republic.

Swanson was competing in the 220-pound division for athletes in the 13-15 age bracket, and some of his numbers from the meet, which went on from October 26 to November 3, are staggering:
Individual Bench Press: 275 pounds (WR)
Bench Press as part of combined event: 265 pounds (WR)
Squat: 380 pounds (WR)
Deadlift: 418 pounds (WR)
Total weight: 1,083 pounds (WR)

Dominic, who is trained by his dad, talks about his accomplishments, and the setback he endured at the outset of the event, in this video: