Know your History: Who are USAW's Women Olympians?
Carissa Gump

In 2012, I was talking with one of Team USA’s top Junior lifters. He asked me, “Carissa, did you ever lift?” Another lifter the same age as him was standing there and smacked him. I’m not trying to sound egotistical, but at that point, I was only four years post competing at an Olympic Games. I had been lifting since the age of 12, and at that time I was 29 years old.

It was at that moment that I realized as a country we have not done a very good job of rec...

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