A native of the United States, Martha Ann “Mattie” Rogers has been training to compete in the Olympics since her birth on August 23, 1995.
She has won silver at the World Weightlifting Championships three times in her career. She is the current American record holder in the snatch, clean and jerk, and total.
In 2020, she represented the United States in the 87 kg event at the Summer Olympics. Rogers came into this world on August 23, 1995, in Apopka, Florida.
Rogers was a gymnast and cheerleader before he got into weightlifting. At age 17, she decided to start CrossFit training. She spent a year training before entering her first weightlifting competition.
Martha Ann “Mattie” Rogers Debut in Tokyo Olympics
The two-time silver medalist at the world championships discusses her new ambitions for 2020, including gaining 10 kilogrammes.
And explains why she is looking forward to competing with the next generation of American weightlifters.
With the world watching as Mattie Rogers attempts to make her Olympic debut in Tokyo, the pressure to perform is nothing new for her.
She has been doing what she does best—loading up a bar with kilogrammes to lift above her head—since she was 18 years old.
The Florida-born weightlifter set every national record at under 69 kg in 2018, and then broke them all above 71 kilogrammes.
She is currently finishing up her bachelor’s degree in sport and exercise science while planning to compete for a medal in the 87kg division at the rescheduled Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
After suffering the heartbreak of being left off of Team USA’s Rio 2016 roster, Rogers is doing everything in her power to ensure that she is one of the first names on the short list for Tokyo.
Weightlifter Mattie Rogers Sacrificed Her Living Room Rug to Keep her Olympic Training on Course
It felt like the ground was shifting beneath Olympic hopeful Mattie Rogers’ feet in the days after Orlando’s non-essential businesses shuttered due to concerns about the new coronavirus pandemic.
The 24-year-old weightlifter’s unsteadiness wasn’t just due to the shock, fury, and sadness she felt after the Tokyo Olympics were postponed.
When Rogers was working out in her garage, she experienced a slight sway, but it wasn’t an existential crisis because the floor isn’t perfectly level.
A flat surface is a must for any athlete who routinely lifts more than a hundred pounds overhead.
Mattie Rogers, a member of Team USA, will compete in the 87-kilogram division in the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.
The 2021 Summer Olympics are set to begin on July 23, and her category is set to compete on August 2.
Rogers posted a video of herself on Instagram, just weeks before she was set to compete on the international stage, pushing 110 kg (242.5 pounds).