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  • Cheryl Haworth is a young woman with a big dream: to be the strongest woman in the world.

    Cheryl Haworth is a young woman with a big dream: to be the strongest woman in the world.

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  • Filmmaker Julie Wyman describes what inspired her to profile Cheryl Haworth.

    Filmmaker Julie Wyman describes what inspired her to profile Cheryl Haworth.

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  • Haworth breaks PanAmerican record at the 2005 Pan American Championships, lifting 352 pounds

    Haworth breaks PanAmerican record at the 2005 Pan American Championships, lifting 352 pounds

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  • Cheryl Haworth, Cara Heads, Emmy Vargas

    Cheryl Haworth, Cara Heads, Emmy Vargas

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  • Cheryl Haworth

    Cheryl Haworth

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  • Haworth raises bar overhead ("Jerk")

    Haworth raises bar overhead ("Jerk")

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  • Haworth at the bar

    Haworth at the bar

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  • Haworth on the medal stand, PanAmerican Championships, 2005

    Haworth on the medal stand, PanAmerican Championships, 2005

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  • Haworth hugs friend Cara Heads after making her lifts, 2005

    Haworth hugs friend Cara Heads after making her lifts, 2005

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  • Cheryl poses for media after making the 2008 Olympic Team at the Team Trials in Atlanta, Georgia

    Cheryl poses for media after making the 2008 Olympic Team at the Team Trials in Atlanta, Georgia

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The Film

A formidable figure, standing at 5'8" and weighing over 300 pounds, Cheryl Haworth struggles to defend her champion status as her lifetime weightlifting career inches towards its inevitable end. Strong! chronicles her journey and the challenges this unusual elite athlete faces, exploring popular notions of power, strength, beauty, and health.

The Filmmaker

  1. Julie WymanProducer/Director