The observance of the MLK holiday got me thinking about the history and future of black athletes in the sport of Olympic weightlifting. While small in number, they have been great in impact.
Recently, I made the move back from the Olympic Training Center back to my home. It’s been wonderful to come home, but reverting back to the “real world” is going to be a challenge.
Currently my training is about recovering from getting the metal bar out of my wrist. It's hard to watch other people lift when I can't. Here's some video of my one-armed snatch, though!
Holley is back to keeping a journal here at Breaking Muscle! To start off, though, she's going to tell us about her wrist injury, how surgery went, and how she's training during the months of rehab.
Holley talks in detail about her Olympic experience and what it was like to attempt her lifts with painful, torn ligaments in her wrist. Just like Holley, though, she already is aiming for 2016.
Holley competed this past Sunday in London - she finished 10th, despite having torn ligaments in her wrist two days prior to leaving for London. Holley's now having a blast at the events!
Holley is in London! This week Holley deals with jet lag and adjusting to London, while enjoying the environment of the Olympic Village and the endless supply of Coke Zero.
By this time next week, Holley will be in London! The Olympic Games are mighty close. Is Holley ready? Is she even packed??
This week Holley is back in Columbus after a training stint at the Olympic Training Center. She talks about how she finances her training, what makes it worthwhile, and highlights a fellow lifter.
This week Holley talks about some weightlifting friends - in particular one amazing world champion who only weighs 105lbs. Weightlifting isn't only for big people and it doesn't make you manly!
Holley continues to train hard at the Olympic Training Center, despite the wildfires surrounding the area. Plus, this week she splurged for the first time ever and bought herself something!
Holley continues to scurry between Columbus, the Olympic Training Center, fundraisers, and work, but stopped for a moment to marvel at meeting Michael Phelps.
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