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Meet Team USA: Weightlifting


Meet Team USA: Weightlifting

Meet the weightlifters who will represent Team USA at the 2016 Rio Olympics. 

In January, Georgia's Jenny Arthur (75kg/165 lbs) became the first American weightlifter to qualify for the 2016 Rio Olympics. 

At the Olympic Team Trials Weightlifting in Salt Lake City, Utah from May 5 through 8, two other female quota spots were given: One to 48kg (106 lbs) lifter Morghan King, and the other to super heavyweight (75+kg/165+ lbs) lifter Sarah Robles. No other women will represent Team USA Weightlifting.

Who is ... Jenny Arthur?

Learn all about Georgia's Jenny Arthur, the first American weightlifter to qualify for the Rio Olympics. 

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By finishing third at the 2016 Pan American Championships in Colombia, the United States earned a single weightlifting quota spot for an American male. The placement went to two-time Olympian Kendrick Farris, who finished first in the competition's 94kg (207 lbs) division.   

A total of 260 athletes from around the globe will participate in the 2016 Rio Olympics' weightlifting competition. A country's National Olympic Committee can have a maximum of 6 men and 4 women compete in Rio, with up to 2 athletes per event. 

Meet the Rio weightlifters:

Who is ... Jenny Arthur

Who is ... Sarah Robles

Who is ... Morghan King

Who is ... Kendrick Farris

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