Rory Van Ulft started training just after her fifth birthday. At seven years old, the Ottawa native was crowned USA weightlifting under-11 and under-13 Youth National Champion in the 30kg weight category. Fast forward one year, the eight-year-old girl is fighting a battle with a 90kg (198-lb) deadlift!
In a recent video posted on her Instagram account, Rory can be seen attempting a 90kg (198-lb) lift. The remarkable lift was nearly 3.1 times her bodyweight, which makes the accomplishment all the more impressive.