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Meet The Latina Olympian Who Can Definitely Out-lift You And Your Friends

Meet Sarah Robles. Not only can she do this with her forehead:

Useless talents

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She is also one of the top weightlifters in the world.

This singlet feels like I'm wearing nothing at all! Stupid, sexy Sarah.

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And the 28-year-old from San Diego, Calif., just took home an Olympic bronze medal at the +75kg weightlifting competition.

I lifted all the weights tonight! Protein shake and a call to grandma is how I'll finish off my night.

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During the event, Robles lifted 160 kg, which is about 350 pounds.

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That’s basically like lifting Shaquille O’Neal over your head.

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I mean, not exactly, but you get the idea.


Robles, who won the first medal for U.S. weightlifting in 16 years, couldn’t contain her excitement.

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Robles told USA Weightlifting she was just focused on doing her best: “If it got me medals, cool, if it didn’t then at least I had the best day. You can’t complain when you do your absolute best.”


Why not celebrate? It was USA weightlifting’s first medal in 16 years.

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For this Mexican-American, a medal is another example to young Latinos that they can achieve their dreams.

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Before the Olympic games, Robles said she hopes she can be an inspiration. “My Latino Olympic pals and I hope to inspire the next generation of Hispanic kids to go into the streets, to play and try to become Olympic athletes,” said Robles to EFE.


READ: This Latino Is Bringing The U.S.A. Its First Medal For Boxing In 8 Years

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Laurie Hernandez Just Won Her Second Olympic Medal In Rio

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Laurie Hernandez Just Won Her Second Olympic Medal In Rio

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Laurie Hernandez has officially wrapped up her first Olympic Games and we just can’t get enough of the bright-eyed Puerto Rican powerhouse. Although we wish we could’ve seen more of her, the Boricua is going back to New Jersey with two Olympic medals — no small feat.

Laurie Hernandez just ended her Olympic debut by winning the silver medal in the women’s balance beam event.

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The 5’0,” 105-pound gymnast definitely won the hearts of Americans from coast to coast. She nailed the floor routine and helped the U.S. women’s gymnastics team win the team gold for the second year in a row.

She was so solid on her beam routine that she beat out fellow American Simone Biles, who took home the bronze.

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Hernandez scored a 15.333 on her balance beam routine, coming just behind Sanne Wevers of the Netherlands, who scored a 15.466. Wevers became the first Dutch woman to win a women’s individual medal for gymnastics in the country’s history.

Now we wait for another super sweet social media post from her brother. #SiblingGoalsAF

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The selfie I get from my sis right after she competed 🙌🏽 even though I haven't even watched it yet on NBC 😑. But anyways I am so proud of who you are and what you've accomplished. We were talking about this being a possibility a decade ago and to see it actually happen is too much for me to handle. It's blowing my mind how the same little girl I used to see doing flips on my bed at age 6 now has a gold medal. I have seen you deal with so much adversity with the sport over the last several years and to finally see your hard work culminate makes it all worth it. You're the toughest little 16 year old I've ever met and I'm not saying that just cause I'm a proud bro. Remember to give God his glory always! Love you sis and can't wait to see you kill it Monday as well. As soon as you land we're going straight to Wawa

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Laurie’s brother, Marcus Hernandez, posted this photo on Instagram the night the U.S. Women’s team won the team all-around competition. He should expect to get another one after Laurie’s second medal.

Well done, Laurie! You earned it, girl.

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But, there is just one question all of America is asking: Hernandez, any chance of Tokyo 2020?

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We just didn’t get enough of you during these Olympics. We’re low-key (OK, maybe not low-key) begging you to come back in four years.

READ: After A Personal Setback, This Latina Is Killing It At The Olympics

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