So I’ve bee watching the Olympic Women’s Weightlifting event, and damn!
Some of these ladies look REALLY masculine (a little too much, perhaps) and some look really good.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for looking toned and lean, but you don’t want to overdo it.
My favourite competitor has been Samantha Wright
With her bleached pixie cut, beautiful crystal blue eyes and and thick line of eyeliner covering her eyelids, she has entered many weightlifting fans’ hearts.
What an adorable athlete. Only 22 years old, she already has her CrossFit Level 1 Trainer Certification, 10 years competitive USAG Gymnastics experience and 3 years USAG gymnastics trainer experience.
“Sammy comes to CFCC from an elite-level gymnastics background and has since developed her barbell skills considerably. In the last few years of training CrossFit in Philadelphia Sammy has blossomed as trainer and as an athlete. She competed admirably in many area competitions in this last year and is hoping to enter the circle of athletes competing for the CrossFit Games. In addition to training for CFCC she also attends school at Rutgers-Camden and offers personal training in and around the Philadelphia area. When she’s not doing all of these things (wow!) you can find her hunting for fish in Reading Terminal Market while simultaneously emailing you back the second she looks at her Blackberry. She’s CFCC’s contact for all things membership-related!”
Her most memorable CrossFit moment?
“Each day I train and coach I am lucky enough to witness these moments. Moment’s like Stu’s first pullup, Rachel pushing through 150 burpees just a few weeks after having a baby, running alongside my team across the finish line at one of my first competitions. Each and everyone of them is so memorable, but one that stands out took place at the Hybrid Summer Challenge competition 2010. After a grueling 4 events, the last workout was “Death by Thrusters.” After the rest of the competitors had dropped out rounds earlier, there was one last man standing. In his last rounds, the group of a hundred or so spectators and some of the most elite athletes in the sport(including his competition) surrounded this final competitor. In those moments there was no competition, only a man, a barbell, and strength. The strength of not only him, but of every individual in the gym. Each sound in the room was a cry of support and every ounce of strength within our bodies and thoughts was devoted to him to conquer this one act. There was no longer competition, simply a community of support to help a man in conquering a feat.”
What an inspiration and living proof to those that think women can’t look good with muscles.
In your faces!