About American Weightlifting
American Weightlifting is the story of a sport in turmoil and the athletes and coaches whose passion drives them to succeed despite the odds. Amateur athletes and coaches with little or no financial support struggle to compete with the professionals who dominate the sport internationally. Training in garages, working full time jobs, ignored by the public and the media, American weightlifters strive to compete with the best in the world.
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From the Movie
"You really get into a person's life when you take them from the sidewalk to the Olympics. And that's what I did with Thahn Nguyen. He roller skated into my gym one day, and 12 years later he's on the Olympic team."—Jim Schmitz Read More Quotes
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