At least pound for pound, argues the Atlanta Journal-Constitution in an article published last year.
In what the newspaper called “a weight room competition” that happened a few years ago, gymnasts at the University of Georgia were able to do “more push-ups, more pull-ups, more jump rope, more leg lifts, more handstands, just every thing,” than UGA football players, now-senior Abby Stack recalled.
What the gymnasts are is a group of the smallest athletes on Georgia’s campus — many hover at or below five feet and at or below 100 pounds — who are the strongest athletes on Georgia’s campus.
…”Pound for pound, they are pretty special,” Georgia football coach Mark Richt said. “They are muscled up now. When you see them from about the 20th row you don’t really get a gauge of how strong they are unless you are sitting right there at the floor or you see them in the weight room. You can tell they are built.”