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If there’s any athlete who’s walking, talking proof that you should never give up, and tirelessly give your sport of choice your all, it’s definitely Sarah Robles, and with good reason. Thanks to Robles, the United States brought home the bronze medal in weightlifting for Team USA this past summer in Rio.
This isn’t just any medal, either. The medal Sarah Robles earned with her knock-out historic performance marked the end of a 16-year medal drought in women’s weightlifting. The last time the United States won a medal in this particular sport was in 2000 at the Sydney Olympic Games. That event saw Tara Nott win the gold medal in the flyweight division. Cheryl Haworth also took home a bronze in +75kg, the same weight class as Robles.