Cheryl Haworth

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Cheryl Haworth
Personal information
BornApril 19, 1983 (1983-04-19) (age 35)
Savannah, Georgia, U.S.


Cheryl Ann Haworth (born April 19, 1983) is an Olympic weightlifter for the United States.

Early life[edit]

Haworth was born in Savannah, Georgia, to Shiela and Robert Haworth. She also has two sisters, Katie and Beth. At the age of 12, she began weightlifting to strengthen her muscles for softball. [2]

Personal life[edit]

Haworth received a degree from Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, Georgia.[2] Her youngest sister Katie is also a champion weightlifter. After retiring from active competition, Cheryl married her longtime girlfriend, Kalen Curtis on February 28, 2014. Haworth is also an artist and has a sold a number of paintings for hundreds of dollars.[2]

List of weightlifting achievements[edit]

  • Bronze Medalist in Olympic Games (2000)
  • Olympic team member (2000 + 2004 + 2008)
  • Junior World Champion (2001 + 2002)
  • Senior National Champion (1998–2008)
  • Silver Medalist in Junior World Championships (1999)
  • Pan Am Games Champion (1999)
  • Goodwill Games Champion (2001)
  • Inducted into the USA Weightlifting Hall of Fame (2015)[1]


Strong! is a 2012 documentary by Julie Wyman. It is about Cheryl Haworth's efforts at the end of her career to compete at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing.[3]


  1. ^ a b "Chery Haworth." Sports Reference. Retrieved April 13, 2017.
  2. ^ a b c "Cheryl Haworth Biography". TV Guide. Retrieved January 29, 2013.
  3. ^ "Strong! A film by Julie Wyman." Retrieved April 13, 2017.

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