5 Olympic Weightlifting Women Guaranteed To Kick Your Wimp Ass

One of our favorite sports at the Olympics? Weightlifting, specifically women’s weightlifting. Why? Because you never know when one of these chicks will puke, blow out a knee or blind a judge via a zit popping from all the pressure. Not that we’d say it to their faces.  We’ve already showed you what Team USA’s Hope Solo has to offer, now we bring you weightlifting’s lovely ladies. Smooches, girls.

Look, the Olympics are usually about the worthless sports you’d never watch unless the Olympics were on NBC. Are you and the boys grabbing a room in Atlanta to watch the 75kg world championship clean & jerk? Not happening.

But you can’t tell us that a chick from Belarus puking on CNBC at like 2 a.m. isn’t solid entertainment. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.

[2012 London Olympics Weightlifting Schedule]

Nastassia Novikava (Belarus)

  • Born: November 16, 1981
  • Height: 4’11”
  • Weight: 117 lbs.
  • Previous Medals: Bronze, Beijing 2008

Holley Mangold (United States)

  • Born: December 22, 1989
  • Height: 5’8″
  • Weight: 350 lbs.
  • Previous Medals: N/A

Zhou Lulu (China)

  • Born: March 19, 1988
  • Height: –
  • Weight: –
  • Recent Medal: Gold, 2011 Paris Championships

Jang Mi-Ran (South Korea)

  • Born: October 9, 1983
  • Height: 5’7″
  • Weight: 275 lbs.
  • Previous Medals: Silver, Athens 2004 & Gold, Beijing 2008

Tatiana Kashirina (Russia)

  • Born: January 24, 1991
  • Height: N/A
  • Weight: 215 lbs.
  • Recent Medal: Gold, 2012 Antalya European Championships