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Weightlifting Rio 2016
An athlete weightlifting at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Credit: Jonas de Carvalho/Wikimedia

What's it like when you are the strongest woman in the room and everyone notices? We’ll talk about weight and strength from two very different women athletes. One was born with incredible strength. The other gained her strength super powers by accident.

This episode, host Jill Yesko talks with:

Cheryl Haworth, former Olympic super heavy weight weightlifting bronze medalist and weightlifting coach.

Mara Neimanis, aerial performance artist.

The Bounce is produced by Jill Yesko and distributed by Your Public Studios.

Filmmaker and journalist Jill Yesko is a former cyclist who represented the United States in the 1983 World University Games and competed in the Olympic Trials. Jill’s films include Tainted Blood: The Untold Story of the 1984 Olympic Blood Doping Scandal, Broken Trust: Athlete Abuse Exposed and the forthcoming Uphill Climb: The Women Who Conquered the Tour de France.