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Season 13, Episode 27 Strong!

First Aired: July 26, 2012

"Strong!" profiles weightlifter Cheryl Haworth, who made history at the 2000 Olympics when, at age 17, she became the youngest athlete to win a weightlifting medal. She set a Pan American and U.S. record in 2005 by lifting 354 lbs., a feat she accomplished after returning from a ligament injury to her left arm.

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  • Premiered: August 9, 1999
  • Rating: TV-PG
  • Premise: Independent filmmakers are spotlighted in this anthology, which concentrates on documentaries, but occasionally features artist profiles and offbeat fictional films. (more)

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