An aspiring Olympian’s weightlifting training blooper went viral this week when she accidentally dropped her weight-laden barbell that bounced its way to smashing through a window.
Mattie Rogers, 20, a member of Team USA, posted the pair of videos on her social media pages.
Happy fucking Monday..... pic.twitter.com/zo7fINW0ab— Mattie Rogers (@mattie_rogers) March 28, 2016
Yes. It was a window. pic.twitter.com/xOcj1AzHG8— Mattie Rogers (@mattie_rogers) March 28, 2016
Rogers doesn’t just smash windows, with what appears to be a respectable 295 pounds in that video – she’s also smashed a few records as well, as she noted on Twitter.
Break records?? Who cares. Break a window?? NEWS WORTHY. WORLD GOES CRAZY. What a time to be alive.— fake mattie (@fake mattie) 1459300587.0
“I'm not entirely sure why the video blew up, it's not that unusual to have weightlifting fails, nor is it THAT funny, but it happened,” she wrote in an Instagram post. “Whether good or bad… I'm happy to see this much publicity being brought to the sport of Olympic Weightlifting.”
“Welcome to the world of Olympic Weightlifting.... Or my version of it anyway,” she added.