Posted July 05, 2012 on AP on Fox
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Holley Mangold is accustomed to making headlines. She was, after all. the only girl on her high school football team in Ohio, maybe not that big of a surprise since she's the sister of New York Jets center Nick Mangold. She's not a novelty anymore. She's an Olympian. Mangold will compete as a superheavyweight in weightlifting at the London Games later this month. Her coaches initially saw her as a prospect for the 2016 Olympics but her progress the past year - she upped her lift totals by more than 70 pounds - put her ahead of schedule. Nick Mangold couldn't be prouder, and he predicts more than one Olympics in his sister's future. ''As an older brother, you love to see your siblings do great things and this is something she tried to do and was successful at it and it's a great thing to see,'' he said. ''There are people who have been training their whole lives for this opportunity and she's been doing it for two years.'' However long she pursues Olympic success, Mangold will ...
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