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Michelle Obama lifted by US wrestler

July 30, 2012 10:47 IST

US First Lady Michelle Obama was carried by her nation's Olympic wrestler Elena Pirozhkova during a meet and greet with Team USA Olympic athletes competing in the 2012 Summer Olympic Games.

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The moment was captured by a White House photographer.

Pirozhkova, 25, said she asked the First Lady's permission before picking her up.

Mrs. Obama is currently on her tour of Britain, during which she backed Team USA, met the nation's Olympians at their training base in East London and attended a Let's Move! event at the US ambassador's residence.

Source: ANI