Former Northern Michigan University student Sarah Robles, who trained at what is now the NMU National Training Site on campus, became the first U.S. woman to win two Olympic weightlifting medals when she claimed bronze Monday night in Tokyo. She previously earned the same color medal at the Rio Games in 2016.
A Northern Michigan University graduate assistant is seeking participants ages 18-40 for an exercise research study in exchange for a free PEIF gym membership. Nadine Sikora of the School of Health and Human Performance would like to expand on the relatively sparse research to date that provides guidelines on physical activity for transgender individuals. She is recruiting cis-gender females and males, along with transgender men, to assist with her project.
American freestyle wrestler Adeline Gray, who trained at what is now Northern Michigan University's National Training Site while attending Marquette Senior High School, won a silver medal today in the 76-kilogram final. It was the first Olympic medal for the five-time world champion. Germany's Aline Rotter-Focken won the gold with a 7-3 victory.