Skeleton World Champion Uhlaender heads to weightlifting Olympic trials
28 years old Katie Uhlaender (USA), a two-time Olympian and two-time World Cup champion won the women’s skeleton race at the World Championships in Lake Placid (USA) this weekend.
Uhlaender, of Breckenridge, Colorado, is not just a star of winter. She has to dominate at a high class level in two different sports at a time.
In a week, she heads to the Olympic weightlifting trials, looking to compete in London this summer. Uhlaender will head to the U.S. Olympic weightlifting team trials in Columbus, Ohio, next weekend. She will vie for one of just two spots in the 58 kg bodyweight category.
“Many people have asked how it is, training for two sports. For me it’s just something I decided to do. It makes no logical sense, especially after having so many injuries, but I saw an opportunity to do something extraordinary. Something that inspired me, and I hope in turn will inspire others.”
From Katie Uhlaender’s journal