This month’s Force Feed interview is featuring a weightlifter who has reached the pinnacle of her sport. Sarah Robles is an Olympic Weightlifter for the United States and represented the US at the London 2012 Olympics competing in the 75+ kg category. She was the highest American placer at the Olympics with 120 kg snatch (264 lbs) and a 145 clean and jerk (319 lbs). She can lift more than most men so don’t get on her bad side. We are happy to showcase Sarah for the month of June and as always hope there is something you can take away from this great interview.
I originally got involved with sports through p.e. My P.E. teacher recommended that I try throwing Shot Put and I loved it. I thought I was good (turns out I wasn’t at the time) and I kept doing it in high school. I used weightlifting for strength and conditioning for my sport until my sophomore year at Arizona State University when I decided to switch sports. I went into Northern Michigan’s Olympic Education Center then I was a resident at the Olympic Training Center before deciding to come back to Arizona to train. My career took off really fast and I’ve been doing my best to train hard, get better, and place as high as possible at my competitions.