Dec 4 2008

South Korean Jang Mi-ran, who won weightlifting gold at the Beijing Olympics, says that after struggling with her weight as a teenager, being an athlete has made her happy with her 275 lbs. "I used to think that my size was a flaw before I started weightlifting," said Jang. "But after I started weightlifting, that has

May 6 2008

Olympic hopeful Melanie Roach is a bad ass mama jama. The mom of three kids (one of whom is severely autistic) can lift 238 pounds over her head, says the New York Times. She's only 5'1'' and weighs 117 pounds, and she was all set to try out for the 2000 Olympics when a herniated disc in her back ruined her chances.