MORGHAN KING is a USA Olympian in Weightlifting. She began her journey in the sport later in life at the age of 26 in 2012. Before her incredible achievement in less that four years, she played every sport in the book growing up. Playing collegiate soccer at Notre Dame de Namur in Belmont, CA allowed Morghan to pursue her other passion in life, art. She graduated with a BA in Graphic Design and a minor in Fine Arts in 2008.
Morghan pursued half marathons and triathlons after college and eventually was exposed to Crossfit. She loved the competitiveness of it but felt that her small stature hindered her in her first competition. She asked the weightlifting coach at her Box to program a strength program for her so she could get stronger. This is the moment she fell in love with weightlifting. While the technique took much longer than the strength Morghan loved the perfection of the sport.
Her first National meet was 2013 in which she made the World Team while winning her weight class, 48K. From then on she made every international team and in May of 2016 joined an elite club, along with two other women, making the 2016 Olympic Team in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
WHO IS SHE?
Morghan loves weightlifting but has always stated that it doesn't define who she is as a person. Her love of the outdoors, art and yoga gives her a good balance in life. A love for food compliments her lifestyle and allows her to stay healthy through cooking. If she is not in the gym she is usually out in the world adventuring somewhere with her fiancé and two rescue pups.
- American Record Holder Snatch: 83kg
- 2013 48K National Champion
- 2013 Team USA IWF World Championship Member 11th Place Finish
- 2013 48K American Open Champion
- 2014 3rd Place Overall Female at Arnold Championships
- 2014 Pan American Team Member 4th Place Finish
- 2014 53K National Champion
- 2014 Team USA IWF World Championship Member 10th Place Finish
- 2015 48K Regional Champion
- 2015 Voted Best Female Lifter of Regional Championships
- 2015 Pan American Games Member 4th Place finish
- 2015 Team USA IWF World Championship Member 23rd Place Finish
- 2016 48K National Champion
- 2016 Olympic Trials
- 2016 48K Olympian 6th place