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:
She is also one of the top weightlifters in the world.
And the 28-year-old from San Diego, Calif., just took home an Olympic bronze medal at the +75kg weightlifting competition.
During the event, Robles lifted 160 kg, which is about 350 pounds.Credit: NBC / YouTube
That’s basically like lifting Shaquille O’Neal over your head.Credit: NBC / YouTube
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.Credit: NBC / YouTube
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.Credit: NBC / YouTube
For this Mexican-American, a medal is another example to young Latinos that they can achieve their dreams.Credit: NBC / YouTube
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.
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