Mar 21, 2012, 3:18 PM EDT
It’s official: a 10-year-old girl can lift more than you. Here’s Naomi Kutin of Fairlawn N.J., where the tea party is over when the little girl says it is. Competing at the RAW Unity weightlifting invitational in Corpus Christie, Texas, recently, Kutin broke the women’s world record for raw squatting with a lift of 215 pounds, which, when you consider that she only weighs 93 pounds herself, is more than impressive. She broke the record in the women’s 97-pound division (209 pounds) that was set by a 44-year-old European woman last year.
Kutin actually regained her own record after losing it several months ago.
“When I was younger, my friends would be doing a lot of things that I couldn’t do, and I wanted to do something extraordinary,” an excited Kutin said. “I wanted to break a record of some sort and I just really wanted to get this record.”
“You know she gets giggly or silly in a 10-year-old girl kind of way,” Naomi’s Dad said. “She’s also learned a lot about psyche. In this sport, it’s not just about strength, it’s also about the ability to focus and psyche, and she’s back there pacing and getting herself psyched and she’s really doing that well too.”
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