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Sarah Robles Becomes First U.S. Weightlifter To Medal In 16 Years

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These are not a United States of weightlifting. No woman had medaled in the event since 2000, and no male weightlifter has found the podium since 1984. So when Sarah Robles took bronze today with a combined lift of 286kg, it was a cause to celebrate.

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