When people talk of sports, everyone’s impression of an athlete is a strong and tall person, someone with a body with large muscles. Other people say this is not the field for women due to their delicate features and physique. A little girl from Canada can prove that notion wrong. Some women have unlimited potential when it comes to sports. As the saying goes, ‘Never judge a book by its cover.’
According to DailyMail.com, a 7-year-old girl from Ottowa, Canada, has an amazing talent. Rory van Ulft has incredible strength, strong hands that can easily snatch 32kgs. and clean and jerk 42kgs. as well as squatting 61kgs., and deadlifting 80kgs. using an Olympic women’s bar!
Rory’s weight-lifting talent was discovered during her gymnastics class when she turned 5-years-old. Her coach discovered that Rory could lift objects with heavyweights, tested her, and suggested she start training for weight lifting.
Since then, Rory has trained rigidly for weightlifting, under the watchful eye of a professional coach. She was only 7-years-old when she participated in the All-American 30kg weight class under-11, and under-13 category was crowned the grand winner, making her the youngest national champion in history!
Many people worry that weight-lifting at a very young may be dangerous for Rory, though her family insists that she is accompanied by a professional coach throughout her training, and they will always prioritize their daughter’s health and safety first, and will never force her if she withdraws from the sport.
“I like myself getting stronger and stronger!” said Rory, happily. “I’m not going to think about what’s going to happen in the future, I’m going to empty my mind when I lift weights and concentrate on it!” Her father, Cavan, also proudly said, “My daughter is the strongest 7-year-old girl in the world!”
Rory also mentioned that her favorite sport is actually not weightlifting, but gymnastics! She considers herself a professional gymnast, so she spends nine hours per week gymnastics training and only four hours on weightlifting. Thanks to both Rory’s knowledgeable coaches in weightlifting and gymnastics, she has honed her talents and is deemed the strongest young girl in the world!
Here is a video of how Rory trains in the gym. It is quite difficult to imagine such a petite body with such great power. Many people believe that when she grows older, she will be at best with her chosen sport!