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Li Xueying

Li Xueying About Weightlifter who won a gold medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics in the 58 kg division. Other Informations She was a very talented youth lifter, before making her Olympic debut as a 22-year old. At the 2012 Olympics she set Olympic records in snatch and total weight. She was born in Henan, …

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Ibragim Samadov

Ibragim Samadov About Russian weightlifter who was stripped of his Olympic bronze medal at Barcelona in 1992 after he refused to lean forward to accept it. Other Informations He placed 1st in the 1991 World Championships Light-Heavyweight class. He was the only competitor at the 1992 Summer Olympics to be stripped of his medal. He …

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Sevdalin Minchev

Sevdalin Minchev About Bulgarin weightlifter who competed in four Olympics and won a bronze medal in 1996 at the Atlanda games. Other Informations He entered his first Olympics in 1992. He won two gold medals at the European Championships. He is the son of Ivan and Elena Minchev. He competed in his first Olympics in …

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Isabel Lahela

Isabel Lahela About Canadian Olympic weightlifter who won the won the 48kq weighlighting Junior Ontario Championship in 2014. She is also an in-demand model who has been featured in publications like Maxim.  Other Informations She is a retired dancer who performed for 15 years. She studied architecture at the University of Toronto.   She has seriously …

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Laura Horvath

Laura Horvath About Hungarian weightlifter and CrossFit Games athlete who is known for having competed on the CrossFit B’bros team as a Dekacomp sponsored athlete. She earned the title as the Fittest Woman in Hungary both in 2016 and 2017 and shares additional fitness modeling photos and exercise clips through her Instagram for her over 200,000 …

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Nicholas Paladino

Nicholas Paladino About Weightlifter and CrossFit athlete who became the first champion of the Teenage Boys 16-17 Division at the 2015 CrossFit Games. A year later he became the division’s first repeat champion. Other Informations He got into bodybuilding and signed up for his first show when he was 15, winning the Teen A class. …

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Natalie Johnson

Natalie Johnson About Weight lifter who competes for Team Minnesota in the 69kg division. She’s also pursued a career as a PE teacher and high school coach. Other Informations She was introduced to weightlifting in high school and started taking it seriously in 2008. Growing up, she spent nearly a decade doing classical ballet. She …

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Joshua Troy Garcia

Joshua Troy Garcia About NPC competitor, Crossfit athlete and personal trainer who became a social media phenomenon. He’s popular for his Swolefoods YouTube channel, which educates those on healthy recipes, meal preps and ways to reach their fitness goals. He’s been a Sweet Sweat and 1up Nutrition sponsored athlete. Other Informations He’s a NASM certified …

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Mark Bell

Mark Bell About American powerlifter who was featured in the 2008 film Bigger, Stronger, Faster, which took an objective use at steroid use and was directed by his brother Chris. He founded POWER Magazine and Super Training Gym and invented a weightlifting accessory called the Sling Shot. Other Informations He started weightlifting when he was …

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Kristin Pope

Kristin Pope About Weight lifter and sports nutrition specialist who has competed at the national level in Olympic Weightlifting and Powerlifting. She is the creator of the fitness program Barbells & Bows.  Other Informations She grew up in Marietta, Georgia and began weightlifting in 2014. She graduated from the University of Georgia.  She was a …

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Lindsey Valenzuela

Lindsey Valenzuela About CrossFit athlete and coach who has become a multiple-time OC Throwdown and placed as high as second at the CrossFit games. She is also an Olympic weightlifter who took second place at the 2011 National Weightlifting Championships.  Other Informations She was a talented volleyball player growing up, playing the sport at California Lutheran University. She …

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Holley Mangold

Holley Mangold About Superheavyweight Olympic lifter who was five foot eight and weighed in at around 350 pounds. Other Informations She played high school football and started weightlifting at age 18. She was on an episode of MTV’s True Life. Her brother, Nick Mangold, signed a $50 million contract with the New York Jets. She …