Sunday, August 07, 2016

Black Olympian Spotlight: Jenny Arthur, Weightlifting

Other Black Olympians: Shakur Stevenson boxer, Colton Brown wrestler

The 2016 Olympics are now under way and I will be highlighting black athletes competing in the 2016 Summer Games in Rio who wont get as much publicity as a Serena Williams or the USA men's basketball team. I would like to introduce to you to weightlifter Jenny Arthur.

Weight class: 69kg
Height: 5'5
What year did you being lifting? October 2009
How did you get involved? I started lifting to improve in other sports.
Favorite Competition Lift? Clean and Jerk 
Favorite Training Lift? Snatch off the blocks
Education: I want to major in Child Development.
Personal Goals: I feel my talents are a complete gift from God so my goals are to use them with the best of my ability.
Favorite Food: Chinese Food
Favorite Book: Bible
Favorite TV Show: Extreme Home Makeover
Favorite song that gets you motivated: Victory By Yolanda Adams
Hobbies/Interested outside of Weightlifting: Spending time with family/friends,Track and Field,Tennis, Softball and reading magazines.
Most people don’t know that….I want to volunteer at many different homeless shelters across the world.

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