Sunday, May 29, 2016
Contact us    |    Advertise    |   Help   RSS icon Twitter icon Facebook icon
    Home  ·  News  ·  Forum  ·  Stories  ·  Image Gallery  ·  Columns  ·  Encyclopedia  ·  Videos
Find: in

91-year-old breaks world bench-press record


Posted on Sunday, 16 June, 2013 | Comment icon 7 comments | News tip by: Still Waters


Image credit: Youtube

 
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."

  View: Full article |  Source: USA Today

  Discuss: View comments (7)

   


 
Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by Lilly on 16 June, 2013, 11:43
Wow, he looks about 70. I've never seen anyone that age that looks that good...I think I'll go to the gym now.
Comment icon #2 Posted by Moon Gazer on 16 June, 2013, 11:46
Wow, kudos to him! He doesn't look his age at all. And I can't bench 187lbs lol.
Comment icon #3 Posted by Timonthy on 16 June, 2013, 15:04
I thought the title was suggesting he broke the overall bench-press record. Silly me. 187lb is a good effort for an old timer. I hope I can still easily lift that much at that age, only time will tell!! From Wiki: 2013 Paul "Tiny" Meeker presses 1076.9 lb (488.5 kg) (April 13) at the Southern Powerlifting Federation (SPF) Texas State Powerlifting Championships in Corpus Christi, Texas[sup]. (Wearing bench shirt)[/sup]
Comment icon #4 Posted by shrooma on 17 June, 2013, 10:54
guess who found the viagara arm-rub.....
Comment icon #5 Posted by kannin on 25 June, 2013, 22:28
my grampa used to be able to boomarang a 2 by for around a barn wall and smoke us if we were doing something bad, do under estimate seniors they come from a time when they had to actually do stuff in life, present- oh i need a lamp= ebay, past- i need a lamp= saddle up the horses and sled haul butt before the blizzard hits
Comment icon #6 Posted by Marcin on 28 June, 2013, 21:47
"The risk of leading a sedentary lifestyle is much greater than anything related to exercise." Indeed if only more people would realize this. Even looking at people I get to see through my work, visiting some seniors still living on their own and dealing with life - and seeing their same age counterparts in retirement homes etc... people in retirement villages often look far worse for wear, they do nothing, cleaning is done for them, food is done for them, shopping, washing etc... once there is no need for them anymore, it seems they literally start withering away.


Please Login or Register to post a comment.


  On the forums
NASA reveals new close-up images of Pluto
5-28-2016
The fascinating pictures are the most detailed views of Pluto we are going to get for a very long time.
Flintstones car issued with a parking ticket
5-28-2016
A real-life version of Fred Flintstone's vehicle was slapped with a parking ticket in Key West this week.
Dr Heimlich performs the Heimlich manoeuver
5-28-2016
The man who invented the anti-choking technique has for the first time used it himself to save someone.
Government study finds cellphone-cancer link
5-27-2016
The findings suggest that exposure to cellphone radiation may cause brain and heart cancers in rats.
Other news in this category
Flintstones car issued with a parking ticket
Posted 5-28-2016 | 6 comments
A real-life version of Fred Flintstone's vehicle was slapped with a parking ticket in Key West this week....
 
Dr Heimlich performs the Heimlich manoeuver
Posted 5-28-2016 | 6 comments
The man who invented the anti-choking technique has for the first time used it himself to save someone....
 
'Human dog' appears in daytime TV interview
Posted 5-25-2016 | 33 comments
Sound technician Tom Peters likes nothing more than to dress up in a latex costume and act like a dog....
 
Large tarantula crawls on airline passenger
Posted 5-21-2016 | 21 comments
Catherine Moreau had been watching a movie during a routine flight when she felt something on her leg....
 
'Ghost' turns out to be man stuck in chimney
Posted 5-20-2016 | 10 comments
Brad Sapp thought he was going mad when he started hearing a voice in the early hours of the morning....
 
116-year-old is now the world's oldest person
Posted 5-17-2016 | 7 comments
Emma Morano is believed to be the only remaining person on Earth to have been born during the 1800s....
 
64 people killed by lightning in Bangladesh
Posted 5-15-2016 | 7 comments
According to reports, several dozen individuals have been killed by lightning strikes in just two days....
 
Superhuman runner can jog 350 miles non-stop
Posted 5-14-2016 | 16 comments
Dean Karnazes has a rare genetic condition that enables him to run continuously for days at a time....
 

 View: More news in this category
 
Top   |  Home   |   Forum   |   News   |   Image Gallery   |  Columns   |   Encyclopedia   |   Videos   |   Polls
UM-X 10.7 Unexplained-Mysteries.com 2001-2015
Privacy Policy and Disclaimer   |   Cookies   |   Advertise   |   Contact   |   Help/FAQ