My sidekick (hubby) and I had the opportunity to go to Greensboro, North Carolina this past month (July) for the AAU Junior Olympics.
We were there supporting my 17-year-old granddaughter, Arianna, in the sport of powerlifting. This girl is one tough cookie. Her events were squats, bench press, and dead lift.
In her squat she lifted 137.5 kilos which is 303.13 pounds. This set a national and a world record for her age and weight class.
In her bench press she lifted 72.5 Kilos which is 158.7 pounds, setting a national and world record.
In the dead lift she lifted 145 kilos which a massive 319.67 pounds, again setting a national and world record.
Below is what the AAU had to say about Arianna on their website.
UPDATE: 2019 AAU Junior Olympic Games
GREENSBORO, N. C. – The 2019 AAU Junior Olympic Games are through their first three days of competition here in Greensboro, North Carolina. So far Powerlifting, Pickleball, Jump Rope and the All Sports Combine have completed their competition.
The Powerlifting saw 13 World Records shattered between its three events of squat, bench and deadlift. Arianna Salmond broke the record in all three events for her age group, pulling a 145 kilogram (319.67 lbs) deadlift.
These are the gold medalists for the girls (all ages) in the powerlifting.
Arianna was named the overall champion for powerlifting (women) for the Junior Olympics.
It was such a great accomplishment for her. She has now been invited to The World Powerlifting and the International Powerlifting.
So proud of her and her accomplishments.
We did some fun things while we were in Greensboro that I will share in later post. Keep watching for it.
Thanks for listening to me bragging about my “wonderful” granddaughter Arianna.
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