Jul. 28th, 2012

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Here is an interesting article about the weight lifter Sarah Robles--the highest ranked American in weight lifting--and how she can't get endorsement deals to help supplement her income. Basically she lives on barely nothing because she isn't pretty enough to have companies sponsor her.

I'm not sure what's true and what isn't, or how unique her case is, but it just goes to show you that there are a lot of amazing people out there who will never get ahead because no one gives them a chance based on their looks.

So what if she isn't a medal contender? She's still the best America has in the sport. I think that should be worth something. Not everyone is Michelle Kwan or Apolo Anton Ohno.

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