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What’s a good opportunity to post something about Julia Rohde?

That’s right any reason is a good one.

In the short video below she talks about the usual stereotypes that come with being a weightlifter.

She says most people think that female weightlifter are big, heavy and (giggles) ugly. But adds that in the lighter weight classes you won’t find big girls.

Now 23 years old, she was a competitive dancer and discovered her passion for weightlifting at the age of 12.

And, she ads, that most people overestimate her strength. Says she has as much trouble lifting a box of beer as “normal” women do, since you can’t compare lifting heavy things with barbell lifting.

Currently she is a “sport soldier”. BTW, most Olympic athletes in Germany are. That doesn’t mean she has to do any military drills and all that stuff. Basically it is a way to get funding while doing the sport full time. Something the US should also consider if you read stories like this or this (Wikipedia says it already exists in the US).

She also has a plan for the time after lifting weights. Namely, becoming a beautician.

Update: another short video

  • Ghosthalo2

    If she was an american lifter she would be getting so many sponsorships just due to her looks alone.  She is gorgeous, probably the most attractive female olympic lifter.  

    • GregorATG

      Definitely. Faces like that are needed to promote the sport. And she actually is a really good lifter.

    • Vincent

       She is the most attractive olympic weightlifter, since I don’t know of any male lifter being more attractive then her. :-)

      • Jake

        Klokov (no homo)

  • anb

    I didn’t understand a word of that video but enjoyed it very much, thank you.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1059722581 Jirka ‘Falcon’ Smiga

     I think I’m in love.

    • GregorATG

      Yeah, forget the Klokov man crush. Julia is the real deal.

  • Guest

    Please be single, please be single…

    • Dfsafsd

      She is actually the girlfriend of Tom Schwarzbach, another german lifter. 

  • Hh

    Thumbless grip on the jerk? That’s not very common is it? Works well for her though, obviously. Maybe I should try…

    • GregorATG

      Nice catch. I didn’t see that. Looked just like a warm up push press.

      But you are right. She also does that in competition C&Js http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=04vj69SHu4I

    • Jimmies

       You should see her thumbless grip on my member.

      • Dave

        Thanks for being a complete ass. That joke really didn’t need to be said.

  • Pablo Lara

    Lol, finally something in German that you can translate for us. On the other hand, Julia marry me!

    • GregorATG

      Yeah, weightlifting is not so big in Germany, so I have to use every little opportunity to put my German to use.

      On the second note: +1

  • http://www.facebook.com/Ryan.Welterweight Ryan Ward

    Great Post 😀 good to see Talent in Germany ! 

  • http://www.facebook.com/roberto.rosario.94 Roberto Rosario

    Your Wikipedia link didn’t work, but yes the “sport soldier” program has existed in the US since 1997.  

    • GregorATG


      It doesn’t seem to be widely used though?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jongseong-Kim/100000007641306 Jongseong Kim

    Please snatch me and clean&jerk me!!

  • kecks

    thumbless grip on jerk is very common in germany. when i think of it i have never seen national team members or any other competitive lifter jerking with hook grip here…

    • GregorATG

      Interesting. Jerking without hook grip is common. But with false grip, really? I’ll take your word.

      • Tom

        My jerk is so much better when I false grip, I’ve Clean and Jerked 160 and never had any problem with it and I think that is a reasonable weight to test it with. I know Shaun Clegg a Uk lifter uses a false grip as well.

      • Victor

        Klokov and his father both jerked suicide-grip, I think Klokov has switched tho.

  • Nathaniel Hagen

    In regards to the “Sport Soldier” idea you reference being in the U.S. – you may be referring to the “World Class Athlete Program,” (WCAP) based out of Fort Carson, CO in Colorado Springs.

    • Nathaniel Hagen

      My bad; just saw someone else already posted essentially the same thing…

  • Dutch

    Videos dont work