Cheryl Haworth

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Cheryl Haworth
Personal information
Born April 19, 1983 (1983-04-19) (age 33)
Savannah, Georgia, U.S.

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


Haworth was born in Savannah, Georgia. At the age of 12, she began weightlifting to strengthen her muscles for softball. Throughout a typical workout, Haworth is able to lift up to 25 tons over the course of a workout.[1]

Artistic career[edit]

On top of being a professional weightlifter, Haworth is also a notable artist and has a sold a number of paintings for hundreds of dollars.[1]


Haworth's mother and father's names are Shiela and Robert Haworth. She also has two sisters named Katie and Beth Haworth. Her youngest sister Katie is also a champion weightlifter. After retiring from active competition, Cheryl's longtime girlfriend, Kalen Curtis became her wife on February 28, 2014.[1]


Haworth obtained her degree from Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, Georgia.[1]

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)


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.[2]



  1. ^ a b c d "Cheryl Haworth Biography". TV Guide. Retrieved January 29, 2013. 
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