About 75 of you have sent me this story about the Chilean Olympic weightlifter who didn’t realize she was preggers until she gave birth in the middle of a training session to a preemie. Elizabeth Poblete, who’s actually a 22-year-old Brazilian, gave the world a new innovation to the “snatch” event when she gave birth to a 2.5-pound baby boy last week.
“A week [before the birth], I acted as a judge in a competition in Chile and this girl was competing. All went well and she won the competition,” the AFP news agency reportedly quoted him as saying.
“I could see she was a big girl, round and strong. That’s all I noticed.” –NY Daily News, via everyone.
The baby boy is in ICU in a Sao Paulo hospital, and there’s no indication that anyone knows who the father is. I can’t imagine that there was a line around the block for a woman as big, round and strong as that. Although I wouldn’t mind to have a woman grab me and hoist me over her head right before achievement. Just once.