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Monica Nelson
Speakers

Monica Nelson

University of Waikato (NZL)
New Zealand
Monica Nelson's

Sessions

  • High Performance
    High Performance
    Fear of Fat in American Olympic Weightlifting
    Explore the powerful influence of the ‘athletic body ideal’ on female Olympic weightlifters in America.

    This research-based talk will explore the tendency to conflate ‘leanness’ with maximal performance in the sport of weightlifting. It concludes by calling for a more critical approach to body ideals in competitive sport.

    Session Title: Fear of Fat and Constructing the ‘Athletic Body Ideal’ in US Weightlifting

    Virtual session
    High Performance

    This research-based talk will explore the tendency to conflate ‘leanness’ with maximal performance in the sport of weightlifting. It concludes by calling for a more critical approach to body ideals in competitive sport.

    Session Title: Fear of Fat and Constructing the ‘Athletic Body Ideal’ in US Weightlifting

    Format: Lightning Talk
    Lenses:
    • Health and Wellbeing
    visibility & voice

    This research-based talk will explore the tendency to conflate ‘leanness’ with maximal performance in the sport of weightlifting. It concludes by calling for a more critical approach to body ideals in competitive sport.

    Session Title: Fear of Fat and Constructing the ‘Athletic Body Ideal’ in US Weightlifting

    Format: Lightning Talk
    Lenses:
    • Health and Wellbeing

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