If you watched the Olympics last summer — and paid attention to some of the slightly-under-the-radar events — you might have noticed something surprising about the athletes going for gold in weightlifting: They nearly all looked really different from each other. Chances are, a particular body type pops into your mind when you think about what a swimmer or a gymnast looks like. But in Olympic weightlifting, people of every body type imaginable can be seen competing at the highest levels....


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