- Most 91-year-olds would be happy enough to lift a hobnob and a cuppa
unaided – not so for Sy Perlis, who has just set a new world record by
bench-pressing 85kgs (187.2lbs).
Mr Perlis, who only started competing as an 86-year-old, set the 90-and-over age division world record at the National Bench Push-Pull Press and Dead Lift Championships in Phoenix, Arizona.
Remarkably the previous record had stood for eight years at 61kgs (135lbs) – meaning Mr Perlis’ effort was a whopping 23.5kgs (52lbs) heavier.
Sunday, 16 June 2013
And YOUR Excuse is...?
Weightlifting world record holder Sy Perlis, 91: "Bench pressing 85kgs is good for me",