19 May 1972 |
San Miguel de Tucumán, Argentina
|Height||1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)|
She has had a varied athletic career, beginning when she started gymnastics at the age of 15. Koppel competed on the Argentine National Gymnastics Team. In her twenties, she became a weightlifter.
In her three Olympic appearance, she earned her highest total in 2004, when she successfully completed a 220-lb snatch and 302.5-lb clean and jerk in the 165-lb category. Before competing in the 2004 Games in Athens, she held the Pan-American record with a 572-lb total.
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