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David Kenney said he’s always had an interest in lifting heavy, and how he applies that to his first powerlifting this weekend in Spokane.

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Soap Lake Special Olympian to compete in Spokane
September 15, 2022 1:20 a.m.

Soap Lake Special Olympian to compete in Spokane

SOAP LAKE – 64-year-old David Kenney spent years as a Special Olympics bowler and earning numerous medals in the process. Now, Kenney will head to Spokane this weekend for his first Special Olympics powerlifting competition. “I’d done bowling, and I’ve got every single medal they have,” Kenney said while pointing to the various Special Olympic medals around his neck. “And I’ve also been training at Anytime Fitness in Ephrata with my trainer” Kenney recalled a story from back when he lived in Maine, where his mother had come back into the house and heavier items in the kitchen had been moved. He said he’s always had a fascination with lifting and moving heavy items, something that continues to this day. “When I was younger, back in Maine, I was really interested in lifting heavy things,” Kenney said.