Jenny Arthur is first weightlifter to make 2016 U.S. Olympic team

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Jenny Arthur became the first weightlifter to make the 2016 U.S. Olympic team, thanks to her cumulative results from the 2014 and 2015 World Championships.

Arthur, 22, finished 14th in the 69kg division in 2014 and eighth in the 75kg division in 2015. She’s going to her first Olympics.

More U.S. weightlifters will qualify for the Rio Games at May trials.

The U.S. has not earned an Olympic or World Championships weightlifting medal since 2005.

The overall U.S. Olympic team now includes 16 athletes and, by the Opening Ceremony on Aug. 5, will include more than 500 athletes.

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