Sarah Robles overcomes two-year ban to win weightlifting bronze

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I wanted to capture the highs and lows of Sarah Robles’ career with this game story over her weightlifting bronze medal. Robles has always had the talent to be competitive, but faced a two-year ban in 2013 for using medication to remedy a condition she has. Still, she managed to work through depression and the suspension to take the first weightlifting gold medal for a U.S. woman since 2000. I wanted to take the reader through that roller coaster within the game story itself.

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Sports Writing
Date: August 2016
Client: Houston Chronicle
Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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