The Accolade

Weightlifter ‘snatches’ gold medal

Freshman Julian Malone performs a 50 kilogram lift during a control test at the Academy of Weightlifting in Santa Ana earlier this year in February. Reposted with permission from Monica Malone.

Andrew Park

October 21, 2019

A young weightlifter steps on to the stage and slaps chalk on his hand as he grasps the barbell. Beep. He lifts the barbell up to his shoulders, breathing nervously yet confidently. Then, he pushes it up above his head for several seconds.  Beep. The barbell slams back down the floor, evoking loud chee...

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