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2012 London Olympics: Holley Mangold Finishes 10th In Weightlifting

Holley Mangold's Olympics was essentially over before it started. The Centerville native tore a tendon in her right wrist two days before she left for London.

With the injury, Mangold managed to place just 10th out of 14 lifters.

Her brother, Jets center Nick Mangold, was still impressed that she competed with the injury.


“She could have easily ducked out and said the wrist isn't doing it,” Nick said, “but she stuck through it and did a pretty good job. I'm proud of her for what she has done.”

Holley Mangold is scheduled to have surgery on her wrist when she returns from the Olympics.

A former football player, she is relatively new to the sport of weightlifting, and if she continues to develop, could be one of the frontrunners for gold in 2016.

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