Adaptive Powerlifter Marybeth Baluyot Is Not Your Inspiration Clickbait

Marybeth Baluyot has no interest in being an “inspiration” to average professional athletes, at least not in a manner that recommends she needs to be worth less than them. A competitive powerlifter, periodic Olympic weightlifter, and the co-founder of the Handicapped Girls Who Raise podcast, she’s a strong advocate for more inclusivity in strength sports.

Maturing, soccer seemed a natural option for her given that she was born with only one hand, but in her own words,

I entered a lot more self advancement and self empowerment, and discovering strength as a handicapped woman of color,

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