The 70 Year-Old Great Grandma is World Record Holder in Powerlifting

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Meet Winifred Pristell.  70 years old.  A great grandmother.  And current world record holder in the sport of powerlifting.

 Winifred first took up the sport in her late 40's due to her struggles with her weight.  When she turned 60 she started to lift competitively in powerlifting meets.  At 68, she set world records for her age in the bench press at 176.2 pounds and 270 pounds in the deadlift.

 Even though she has been struggling lately with arthritis and joint issues, at 70 Winifred still works out three days a week.  Next time you feel down on yourself for feeling "old," let her story be an inspiration.

Link (Kevin Nortz / The Herald)

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@ linty

well maybe it's broken down a range of ages like from age 60-70 or something.

heck, I bet you couldn't find a 50 year old woman who could lift more than her!
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At 68, she set world records _for her age_

it kind of takes the wow out of a story when it basically reads "world's strongest 68 year old is 68 years old"
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