|Birth name||Holley Mangold|
|Born||December 22, 1989|
|Height||5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)|
|Weight||296 lb (134 kg)|
high school football
|Updated on 23 June 2012.|
Holley Mangold (born December 22, 1989) is an American athlete from Dayton, Ohio. She began weightlifting in 2008. She was a member of the 2012 US Olympic Team and competed in the superheavyweight division of the Olympic weightlifting competition. She stands 5-foot-8 and previously weighed 350 pounds.
Mangold played high school football at Archbishop Alter High School as an offensive lineman. She was the first female non-kicker to play in an Ohio Division III high-school football game. She dropped out of Ursuline College in May 2010 where she was attending on a track scholarship.
Mangold was a participant in The Biggest Loser: Second Chances 2, the 15th season of the TV series, The Biggest Loser and was then eliminated after only 7 episodes of the season.
2012 London Olympics
Holley's personal record in the combined snatch and clean-and-jerk is 255 kilos (562.2 pounds). That aggregate total landed her one of two spots on the 2012 US Olympic Team. However, before she went to London to compete, Mangold tore a tendon in her wrist, and required three cortisone shots before the super heavyweight competition. Mangold placed tenth out of the 14 weightlifters in her division.
In a head-on collision accident in 2007 that demolished her truck, she escaped serious injury by "pushing the steering wheel away from her body as the crash occurred, leaving the steering wheel broken and crumpled."
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