She lived on $400 from U.S.A. Weightlifting and sometimes didn’t even have money for gas to drive to training. Her paternal great grandparents were from Mexico and she also is Mormon.
Robles, 24, said that as a plus-size woman she wasn’t as attractive to sponsors. At 275 pounds she is able to lift more than twice her weight.
Sarah Robles takes home the U.S.’ first weightlifting medal since 2000