Meet the Metro Detroit woman vying for Olympic gold in the Tokyo Games
While men’s weightlifting has always been an Olympic sport, women were unable to compete until the 2000 Sydney games. In Tokyo this summer, a Metro Detroit woman is setting her sights on the weightlifting medal podium. But when she found weightlifting as a 16-year-old girl she found her true passion and now she’s on her way to Tokyo. But that’s life, right?” Nye said. Nye said that it was her positivity that helped her get through last year, even though the COVID pandemic postponed her Olympic dream.