Girl power! This is nuts!
While the verdict is still out as to whether or not children should be weight lifting (there are possible growth hindering side effects for some kids and the safety of the sport has been called into question), this seems to be an indication that it may be rising in popuarity! Children who do engage in weight lifting as sport should always be supervised & coached by a professional trainer, one who’s aware of the possible risks in training still growing bodies.
Controversy aside, this is still pretty bad ass. I get giddy seeing young girls break stereotypes & pursue sports that aren’t traditionally female dominated. Love this!
Congrats to Naomi! Won’t be the last we hear from her, I’m sure of it! Thanks Tasie for sending me the link!
Via Daily Mail
Naomi Kutin, 10, claimed the astonishing achievement after squatting 215 pounds - despite weighing just under 93 pounds herself.
She lifted the staggering amount - which weighs the same as Mike Tyson in his prime - in front of a packed crowd in Texas, USA.
‘She broke it on her second lift of three and didn’t waste her opportunity.
‘She went out there, took her chance and won the right to be a world record holder.’
Naomi - who was just nine-years-old when she broke her first world record - has been dubbed ‘supergirl’ by astonished powerlifters.
She has legions of fans around the world who track her progress through the internet.
And thousands of fans were present to witness the moment she broke her second record at the RAW Unity event - an invitational for elite powerlifters - held in Texas in January 2012.
Naomi, who only began powerlifting in April 2010, reclaimed the record taken from her by experienced pro Ana Geitner, 44, from Germany, in the 97 pounds weight category.