10-year-old girl lifts her way to world record in NJ

While most 10-year-old girls are playing with dolls, for 10-year-old Naomi Kutin, she's setting world records for weightlifting.Kutin currently holds the record for squat lifts

FAIRLAWN - While most 10-year-old girls are playing with dolls, for 10-year-old Naomi Kutin, she's setting world records for weightlifting.

Kutin currently holds the record for squat lifts at a whopping 215 pounds, a record in the under-97 pound weight class, beating out women in their 40s.

"It was in my mind to get that record for a really long time and I was training especially hard for that record," says Kutin.

She says she started training when she was 8 years old and that her inspiration to get into the sport was her father.

Kutin has become such a force at weightlifting tournaments that they moved tournaments from Saturday to Sunday to accommodate her, since she and her family are Orthodox Jews.

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