99-year-old American lifted a barbell weighing 68 kilograms

(ORDO NEWS) — A resident of the United States set a new Guinness record and became famous as the oldest weightlifter among women. She lifted the barbell without any problems, the weight of which was 68 kilograms.

At the same time, the woman will very soon be 100 years old. At the moment, she is not going to stop training. Reported by Guinness World Records.

Former dance teacher Edith Mervey-Train will turn 100 on August 8. She did not waste time and set a new world record on August 5.

A woman effortlessly lifts barbells weighing from 18 to 68 kilograms. She was able to surprise all the judges and spectators with this.

Edith always paid a lot of attention to physical stress. She especially liked dancing.

At 91, the woman started going to the gym with her friend and since that time she has been actively lifting various weights. Over the past 9 years, Edith has repeatedly taken part in various competitions.

In recent years, she has become the owner of many trophies, which, as she put it, have nowhere to put.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Edith was forced to stop attending the gym for a while, but immediately after the quarantine was canceled, she began to do what she loved again.

Today, a woman devotes all her free time to sports and encourages other elderly people to follow her example.

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