Tara Cunningham

Tara Cunningham

Tara Cunningham Bio

Tara Cunningham is a weightlifter from United States of America. Tara Nott Cunningham grew up in Stilwell Kansas. She was an Olympic weightlifter for the United States in both the 2000 and 2004 Olympic Games. She is the only athlete to have trained for three different sports at the United States Olympic Training Center. Her coaches were Mike Gattone and Bob Morris.

She was inducted into the International Weightlifting Hall of Fame in 2015.She is married to free style wrestler Casey Cunningham.

In 2000, she became the first US weightlifter to win Olympic gold since Chuck Vinci in 1960, and the first US female weightlifter ever to win Olympic gold. The original gold medal winner, Bulgaria’s Izabela Dragneva, was stripped of her gold after testing positive for furosemide and the gold was awarded to Nott.

Tara Cunningham Bio     
Full NameTara Lee•Nott-Cunningham
Niickname Nott Tara.
Birth PlaceDel Rio, Texas, 
Date of BirthMay 10, 1972
Height5 ft 1/2 in
Weight106 lb (48 kg)
CountryUnited States
SchoolBlue Valley High School in Stilwell KS
CollegeColorado College in Colorado Springs CO.
SportWeightlifting
Weightlifting achievementsSenior National Champion (1996, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2002–2004)
World Championships Team Member (1997–1999, 2003, 2004)
Pan Am Games Champion (1999, 2003)
Olympic Champion (2000)
Olympic Games team member (2004)
Multiple All-Time Senior American record holder in snatch, clean and jerk, and total
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