Women’s Weightlifting has become a recognized Olympic sport recently. Women’s weightlifting made its Olympic debut at the 2000 Games in Sydney. from 1987. There were official world championships awarded to women weightlifters from 1987.
Karyn Marshall (born 1956 in Miami, Florida) is an Olympic weightlifter of Norwegian descent for the United States. Karyn Marshall was world champion in Women’s Lifting in 1987. Karyn Marshall set 60 American and world records in women’s weightlifting and is the first woman in history to clean and jerk over 300 lb (136 kg). Karyn Marshall was inducted into the USA Weightlifting Hall of Fame in 2011.