Kortney Olson (born 9 November 1981) is an American-born bodybuilder and athlete. She made her competitive bodybuilding debut at the NPC Contra Costa Classic in November 2011. Olson migrated to Australia and became Australia’s first ever female arm wrestling champion in 2012. Olson has been the subject of many TV documentaries showcasing her strength and muscularity, including Stan Lee’s Superhumans season 3 – “High Voltage”, where scientists claimed in testing that she had the “strongest thighs on the planet”. Kortney is also the founder of Kamp Konfidence, a camp which empowers, encourages and improves young girls and women wellbeing.
Kortney is a certified personal trainer, level 1 AWF (Australian Weightlifting Federation) Olympic lifting coach, three time international bodybuilding competitor, author, TV personality, NRL fitness consultant, a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu nutter, Australia’s first female arm wrestling champion, CrossFit/Bikram yoga junkie, and above all, an advocate for gender equality.
One of her quotes on her website falls right in line with what all of us at Visionary Athletes feel…
“Too often I see people being held back from reaching their potential. If this site does anything, I hope it can play some part in helping a few people be the person they truly want to be. Not letting their past hold them back, nor fearing the future”