91-year-old Sy Perlis of Arizona has managed to break the world record for old age weightlifting.
The World War II veteran didn't take up weightlifting until he was 60 and didn't start competing until he was in his 80s. Now at the age of 91 he is continuing to amaze by breaking the world record with a lift of over 187 pounds in the 90-and-over age division. Not bad for a man with chronic arthritis and a pacemaker.
"It gave me the opportunity to do something, to test myself for one thing, and I didn't have to run around to do it, as you would in some other sports," he said. "The risk of leading a sedentary lifestyle is much greater than anything related to exercise."
"Sy Perlis of Surprise, Arizona, is the strongest 91-year-old in the world."
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Source: USA Today
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