86-year-old WA woman breaks national weightlifting records

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by Danielle Grant and KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on April 27, 2012 at 6:29 PM

Updated Friday, Apr 27 at 6:42 PM

NINE MILE FALLS, WA--A Nine Mile Falls woman is breaking powerlifting records around the world at the tender age of 86.

Lorna Belya hits the gym three times a week.  She does lifting, strength training and even a little cardio.

Recently she entered the “World Association of Bench Pressers and Deadlifters” powerlifting meet in Missoula, Montana.  She bench pressed 60.5 Lbs. and dead-lifted 132 Lbs., setting records across the state, nation and world for her age bracket.
 

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