SOURCE: Solve Media

Solve Media

August 20, 2012 12:44 ET

Olympic Athlete Sarah Robles Overcomes Poverty and Bullying to Realize Her Dream at the London Games

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Aug 20, 2012) -

Who:
Sarah Robles, a first time Olympian, is ranked the #1 weightlifter in the U.S. among both men and women. That designation led to her being coined "The Strongest Woman in America."

What:

  • Now that Sarah is back from the U.K., she is available for interviews to discuss her experiences as an Olympic athlete, becoming the best weightlifter in the U.S. and how she overcame the challenges that many unsponsored athletes face.
  • Just prior to the start of the 2012 Olympic Games, Solve Media, a New York-based ad tech company, stepped in to sponsor Sarah and alleviate some of the financial burden.

Why:

  • Weightlifter Sarah Robles is the highest ranked weightlifter in the country placing 7th at this year's Olympics.
  • Sarah can lift more than 568 pounds -- that's the equivalent of lifting LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony and Gabby Douglas together.
  • As a female heavyweight weightlifter, Sarah does not fit the mold for the typical Olympic media darling, which makes it difficult to attract lucrative sponsorship deals.
  • Sarah struggles to live off of the $400 a month that she receives from the U.S. Olympic Committee, and is unable to take on a job due to her rigorous training regime that is necessary to pursue her Olympic dream.

When:
Monday, August 20 through Friday, August 31, 2012

Where:
Sarah is available via phone or for in-person or on-air interviews

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