If you have been following any of the Summer Olympics then you may have heard of Sarah Robles (Team USA Weightlifting). She is the highest ranked weightlifter in the country and last year she attained 11th place at the world championships.
Sarah’s story has been making the rounds on Twitter and Facebook the last few weeks (maybe longer) but not for what you would expect — her strength, her talent, her skills — but for her lack of income. Competing athletes who do not fit the typical athletic mold find it near impossible to find sponsorship to help support their lifestyles — you know, training endlessly day in and day out.
In Sarah’s case it makes it really hard to find nice clothes too. For her team photos “Sarah had to wear the men’s clothing options, rolling the sleeves to look more feminine.” Thanks to social networking her story caught the eye of stylist and fashion editor Jenny Davis (Indulge Magazine) who joined forces with Ming Wang to outfit Sarah with a travel wardrobe.
I admit I am pretty unfamiliar with Ming Wang (Nordstrom, Dillard’s, etc.) but I think Sarah looks great and will fit in well in London. And the no fuss “wrinkle-free, machine washable, fade-resistant, and travel friendly” dressing will be one less thing she has to worry about when she is over there.