Chilean weightlifter has unexpected baby during training

December 15th, 2009  |  Published in Stumpblog  |  6 Comments

Just when you think you’ve heard it all…

Chilean Olympic weightlifter Elizabeth Poblete has given birth to a baby boy during a training session, without having known she was pregnant.

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Well, ladies, now you have something else to worry about besides “getting too big” from weight lifting: surprise birth. This is the best part for me:

The head trainer at the gym, Horacio Reis, said the birth had been “a surprise”. “A week ago I acted as a judge in a competition in Chile and this girl was competing. All went well and she won the competition.”

Wins a weightlifting competition a week before giving birth. Much respect.


  1. Zsuzsa says:

    December 16th, 2009at 3:24 am(#)

    Well, I would respect her more if she would have realized she was pregnant!

  2. Cassandra says:

    December 16th, 2009at 8:12 am(#)

    Wow. I just don’t get how some women don’t “know”… but, I guess we’re all different, so it is possible. I hope her baby is ok without any prenatal care.

  3. Sue says:

    December 16th, 2009at 12:06 pm(#)

    Well, I guess “getting to big” pales in comparison to “gaining a dependent.”

    Look, a new way to clear the squat rack area – have your training partner conveniently give birth.

    I can’t even imagine…..

  4. Lauren says:

    December 16th, 2009at 5:39 pm(#)

    Y’know, I would expect someone who regularly lifts very heavy objects over their head to be a little more in touch with their body. Just amazing.

  5. Sue says:

    December 16th, 2009at 5:46 pm(#)

    Ok, I should have read the article first before piling-on. I do hope her baby survives a premature birth. How scary.

    I’m really not that big of a jerk…well maybe.

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