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Obese schoolgirl loses SIX STONE to battle for Junior Olympics swimming gold

Breanna Bond shed the weight in just over a year and has now qualified for the Junior Olympic Games

A schoolgirl shed six stone to go from clinically obese to junior Olympic athlete.

Breanna Bond, 11, weighed 14 stone and her weight made her a target for bullies.

Just 14 months ago her mum Heidi decided it was time for Breanna, from California, to get fighting fit.

Now after a healthy diet and plenty of exercise, eight stone Breanna has her sights set on gold at the Junior Olympic Games.

Breanna wants to be a triathlete and cheerleader and has already qualified for the 500-yard freestyle swimming competition at the Junior Olympic Games.

She said: "I feel like I can move more in sports now and it's a lot easier for me in cheerleading and cross country. I can just go faster."

Breanna was just two years old when mum Heidi noticed her daughter was gaining weight faster than children her own age.

By the age of nine, she was so large she was being bullied at school.

Heidi said: "I thought maybe it could have been a thyroid issue, maybe some kind of genetic disorder.

In the end though Heidi realised good old Southern fried cooking was to blame.

She said: "We would make fried chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, and chicken fried steak."

They have now launched a website dedicated to Breanna's weight-loss journey in a bid to inspire other children who are overweight.

Heidi explained: "It's an inspirational site to help encourage other children everywhere to get motivated, to exercise and to lose the weight."



  1. That's an amazing accomplishment! She is really dedicated, it'll help her have a happy life.

  2. This child is going to want to thank her Mom for assisting with the weight loss. Now she will be much healthier and happier.

  3. Kudos to this young lady and her Mom for helping!

  4. She deserves big kudos but her mother deserves even more...

  5. Excellent inspiration and not only for children but also for adults.

  6. WOW! What a remarkable thing this young lady did and what a great thing she had great support from her mom.

  7. Wow. She should be an inspiration for everyone.

  8. This little girl is just amazing and someone others can look up to!