New Jersey teen powerlifter setting national records

Diana Yturbe deadlifted 347 pounds and she's only 14 years old.

News 12 Staff

Apr 16, 2019, 2:49 AM

Updated 1,871 days ago


A teen from New Jersey is already setting powerlifting records, and she's only 14 years old.

Diana Yturbe's dad says he started her off with 205 pounds and did a set of six with no problem. A year and a half later, she is adding on plates to keep trying to lift heavier weights.

At a recent national high school powerlifting competition, Yturbe deadlifted 347 pounds.

"I was kind of nervous and all I told myself when I went to the platform is I gotta pull this," says Yturbe.

She ended up pulling 30 pounds more than ever before, becoming the first high school girl in New Jersey to take the title.

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