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Canberra powerlifter Liz Craven crowned new world champion

9 November 2018 4:02 AM
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Craven has been Australia's top powerlifter for the past six years and has just won her first world championship after finishing on the podium the past two years.

The 43-year-old won bronze in 2016 and silver in 2017 before her breakthrough performance in the United States last month.

Craven began powerlifting after the birth of her daughter in 2011 and has risen to the top of the sport that combines squat, bench press and dead lift.

Craven, whos stands 151 centimetres and weighs 52.5 kilograms, managed to squat 157kg, bench 65kg and deadlift 185kg and posted a new world record.

“I’m so happy that all those years of work finally came together on the platform,” Craven said.

"Apart from making me strong, powerlifting has taught me so much. I have shown myself I can commit, I can be in something for the long haul.”


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