This Lifter Has No Talent. Now What?
Matt Foreman

I was pretty fortunate in the beginning of my weightlifting career because I got to meet Dragomir Cioroslan not too long after I started the sport. For those of you who don’t know, Dragomir is a former Olympian from Romania who became a coach after his competitive career ended. He was hired to take over the USA resident weightlifting program at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs in 1990. Under his direction, our US guys in the 90s did some of the best lifting in American histo...

June 19 2013 4:30 pm
Great article. I’m the lifter with no talent. Why am I doing it? Because I love it and it makes me happy. I enjoy the challenge, hard work, meeting goals, training, structure, improvement, camaraderie, results. For me it’s a way of dealing with life stresses, it’s therapeutic. It’s a lesson in celebrating progress, not perfection. I do it for me. I am a long-term project, and I hope to someday be the little old lady competing in local meets.
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