The 99-year-old’s birthday milestone comes simply shy of two years after the great-great-grandmother hit one other: When she was 98 years outdated, the Tampa resident grew to become the world’s oldest powerlifter, in keeping with Guinness World Information.
In September 2019, Murway-Traina broke the file for oldest powerlifter by hulking upward of 150 kilos. Her achievement is marked within the 2022 version of the “Guinness World Information” e-book, out subsequent month.
Murway-Traina was a spry 91 years outdated when she first determined to take up the game, impressed after her first go to to the health club with a buddy.
“Whereas I used to be watching these women doing their factor [lifting weights], I believed I’d simply as nicely, since I used to be there so it shouldn’t be a complete loss, I’d simply as nicely choose up a couple of bars,” Murway-Traina instructed Reuters. “So I did, and so they acquired to be enjoyable.”
The previous skilled dancer and teacher was fast on the uptake, partly because of her coach, Invoice, she stated. The pair are presently getting ready for Murway-Traina’s subsequent competitors in November, her first since she “final competed on the age of 98 years, 94 days,” the record-breaker said.
“Invoice is getting me prepared now to return to lifting my physique and controlling my steadiness,” stated the athlete, who now stands to interrupt her personal file set in 2019.
“So I’m anticipated that in November, I’ll have one other trophy with a complete bunch of applause and take it from there,” she added.