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Sarah Robles, U.S. Weightlifter, Finds Sponsor, Overcomes Adversity On Way To Olympics

Sarah Robles, U.S. Weightlifter, Finds Sponsor, Overcomes Adversity On Way To Olympics

Commented Aug 5, 2012 at 22:10:21 in Sports

“I too was in weighlifting and did shot put, dicuss and basketball in my early years. I understand the feeling of not fitting in the mold of what a pretty woman is. I am 5"11, 200lbs, but athletic built. Lots of times people misstate me as a man and call me sir because of my broad shoulders and short hair. It really hurts my feelings but my boyfriend tells me that it is because of my athletic build. That still does not make me feel any better. I will never look like the women on the front of some of the magazines with petites little bodies and skinny. I enjoyed weightlifing and the way it made me feel. I would like to get back into it. I look in the mirror and tell myself that I am beautiful, but I don't see it nor do I believe it.

banksc”