Women's weightlifting

Key dates: July 28-Aug. 12 Venue: ExCel Exhibition Centre Big story: True Life came before Olympic Life for Holley Mangold (above), who will be competing in the superheavyweight division. Mangold appeared on the MTV reality series, True Life. She is used to breaking barriers, having played high-school football in Ohio. Older brother Nick is center for the New York Jets. Top U.S. prospects: Sarah Robles could have a shot a grabbing bronze in the superheavyweight division, coming off a personal best lift of 569 pounds at the Olympic trials in March. Others to watch: Super-heavyweights Zhou Lulu of China and Tatiana Kashirina of Russia will battle for supremacy in the super-heavyweight divison. Little-known fact: There were 40 years between gold medals for U.S. weightlifters. Chuck Vinci won gold in 1960 and Tara (Nott) Cunningham won gold in 2000 in Sydney.
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