Meet Kenya's weightlifting Olympian granny
Mercy Obiero was only the second African woman
to compete in weightlifting at the Olympics in 2012
Now retired from competing professionally
the 42-year-old works as a coach
Her daughter Chanel Okoth
and granddaughter Keysha Atiky
are hoping to follow in her footsteps
(SOUNDBITE)(English) OBIERO'S DAUGHTER CHANEL OKOTH, SAYING:
"When she went for the Olympics, I was very happy. I saw her at the TV and I was very happy and I said one day even me I will go to the Olympics."
Mercy has been weightlifting for 20 years
and she's overcome skepticism
about women in sport
(SOUNDBITE)(English) KENYAN OLYMPIAN WEIGHTLIFTER MERCY OBIERO, SAYING:
"It gives me so much joy because I think that all the hard work that I have been putting into weightlifting, the fact that it is mirrored on someone else who is my daughter."