Marquette woman returns from Rio Olympic test event

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MARQUETTE, Mich. (WLUC) A business owner and resident of Marquette is earning big medals in Olympic weightlifting.

Vanessa McCoy recently returned from an Olympic test event in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil at the Olympic venue. The international competition featured some of the best talent in the world, and McCoy was able to prove she is one. While there, she earned a bronze mental for her efforts lifting a personal record of 198 kilos.

"It was so exciting being in Brazil and at the Olympic venues," said McCoy. "I mean so many people dream of being there and competing and just to be a part of that and to experience that was an absolutely dream come true."

While the Olympic team is already set for women, McCoy is aiming for the 2020 games and will be training, chasing titles and records until then.