Welcome everyone! I hope you will enjoy what we're trying to do here. Jessica Gallgher from Team Florida Altamonte and I were team mates at NMU and still are great friends. She's my partner in crime here. We've been brain storming like crazy!
I wanted to share some quotes from weightlifters I read in old Weightlifting USA magazines.
Summer 2002 volume 29 number 2
Carissa Gordon (Gump)
"USAW: Do you have any advice for younger girls who want to step onto the platform?
Gordon: Hmmm let's see. When I first started people were like, 'Oh my gosh, a girl weuightlifter', but I think a lot has changed now with Tara winning the gold medal and so many girls coming up through the junior squads. We have proved that it can be done, so my advice is to not let anyone tell you you can't because I know some girls who are stronger than guys! Don't let anyone shatter your hopes and dreams."
Women were first allowed to comnpete in the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia. The first gold medal ever won in the Olympics was by Tara Nott (Cunningham). I think her performance was truly inspiring. Here's a video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tURLmEw-070