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Weightlifter attempting return after surgery

Updated: July 14, 2004, 9:45 PM ET
Associated Press

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. -- Since she was last seen in Sydney holding an Olympic gold medal she didn't expect to win, Tara Cunningham has undergone surgery, gotten married, moved and temporarily contemplated retirement.

The weightlifting champion at 105½ pounds (48 kg) is back -- with a new name -- and ready to defend her title, even though she has already begun thinking about taking up yet another sport once her heavy lifting days are done. Judo, maybe, or karate?

Of course, ...

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