Jourdan Delacruz (-49kg USA), is the 2019 Pan American Champion and record holder, and holder of all American 49 kg and 55 kg records.
This week Jourdan Delacruz joined us on the Weightlifting House podcast to talk about her story.
Within a year of taking up the sport, she had dropped out of school and moved to the Olympic Training Centre in Colorado Springs. Four years later and she has essentially secured her spot on the Olympic team in the 49kg category, where she looks likely to take a podium spot.
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