Viral! 7-year-old US girl lifts 80kgs weight - watch video
New Delhi : A 7-year-old schoolgirl has gone viral after her video of lifting 80kgs weight came on the social media, making her the youngest US youth national champion in history.
Ottawa-based Rory van Ulft, who can deadlift 80 kg, snatch 32kg and clean and jerk 42kg and squat 61kg, started training after her fifth birthday when she joined a gymnastics class.
According to a report by Daily Mail, she spends around 9 hours per week in gymnastics training and around four hours on weight lifting.
"Based on her current Sinclair total, Rory is not only the strongest seven-year-old in the world. She is likely also the strongest seven-year-old girl or boy who has ever lived, for whom there are verifiable competition results," Ulft’s father Cavan told the news website.
However, Ulft prefers gymnastics to weightlifting. After winning her first gymnastics medal at a local competition, she said, “I prefer gymnastics to weightlifting because in gymnastics I don’t have to lift anything over my head,” the news website reported.
Her pictures and video have gone viral on the social media.