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U.S. Hammer Thrower Amanda Bingson talks strength, femininity, and why you can kick ass and still look great doing it

U.S. Hammer Thrower Amanda Bingson talks strength, femininity, and why you can kick ass and still look great doing it

"I'll be honest, I like everything about my body"— that's not an admission you hear every day. But why shouldn't it be? USA track & field hammer thrower Amanda Bingson embodies the message that being healthy, strong, and feminine isn't a 'look' -  it's a way of being. The Las Vegas native broke the female American record for hammer throwing in 2013, made the U.S. Olympic team, and garnered a great deal of attention after posing nude on the cover of ESPN the Magazine's Body Issue. Rather than worrying about how her body looks, Amanda focuses on what her body can do. PumpUp talked to Amanda about her views on strength, femininity, and how a positive support system got her to where she is today.