Reclaiming Fitspo: Jaqueline Ferreira
Ferreira is a Brazilian weightlifter. She stands at 5’5” and 163 pounds. She started lifting as a pre-teen, officially competing in student games when she turned 13. At that age, her natural talent and dedication to the sport was already drawing attention.
In 2010, she was first in both Brazilian and South American heavyweight rankings. Twice, she successfully hit the Brazilian national record in the 69kg category, lifting 113 and 114 pounds.
Now 27 years old, she competed in the 2012 London Olympics in the Women’s Heavyweight (-75kg) category. She exceeded expectations and ended up placing 8th with 230kg, getting beaten by the Polish Ewa Mizdal by only 1kg.
Although her career is still blossoming, Ferreira is well worth keeping an eye on.
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