SHREVEPORT, la — Met by family and friends at his departure, Kendrick Farris, a weightlifting Olympian from Shreveport, left for the London games Thursday afternoon from the Shreveport Regional Airport.
Farris will lift on August 3 in the 85kg weight class. He also competed in the Beijing game in 2008 where he finished 8th.
The local hero will be accompanied by some of his family members in England during the games.
KMSS wishes him GOOD LUCK!