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Jenny Arthur

Weightlifting USA

Jenny Arthur

Jenny Arthur
  • Birth date 12/11/1993
  • Hometown Gainesville, Georgia
  • Residence Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • Height/Weight 5'5"/ 165 lbs

Biography

The first American weightlifter to qualify for the Rio 2016 Olympics, Jenny Arthur competes in the 75kg (165 lbs) category. Hailing from Gainesville, Georgia, Arthur grew up with seven siblings. Though she ran track and played softball as a youth, Arthur eventually started lifting in 2009 as a high school senior. The religious Arthur aims to inspire others through weightlifting. Her favorite hobby is volunteering, and she cites her parents and Michael Jordan as influences.
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Getting to know Jenny Arthur

1

Has switched between 69kg (152 lbs) and 75kg divisions since her International Weightlifting Federation-recognized debut in 2011.

2

At the 2015 World Championships, finished eighth in the 75kg division with a 244.0 kg (538 lbs) total lift.

3

Won silver at the 2014 Pan American Games in the 75kg division with a 231.0 kg (509 lbs) total lift.

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