While most of us can’t be bothered to change out of our pajamas these days, 78-year-old Nora Langdon is busy squatting over 400 pounds.
Yep, you read that right. Having only started competing in 2007, she now has 22 competitions under her weightlifting belt, 20 of which she has won. Not only that, but the self-proclaimed “Jazzie Nora” has also set a whopping 19 world records along the way!
Many of us could only hope to amass half the strength that Nora has, let alone at the age of 78. Among her personal bests are a 413-pound squat, a 369-pound deadlift, and a 203.9-pound bench press.
What’s even better is that she set her mega squatting personal record at the golden age of 76.
A world champion in her weight class, Nora has been more than eager to get back into competitions as the novel coronavirus pandemic has kept many athletes benched for the better part of the year — a scenario she is surely not used to.
Luckily, she was able to get back in the gym and knock out some more competitions. Most recently, Nora competed at the 2020 American Powerlifting Federation Michigan State Meet in December, where she completed a bench press of 159.8 pounds.
Apparently, the pandemic-related lethargy that’s hit most of us has missed Nora completely! On behalf of all her fans, we know her best is still to come!
See her in action in the video below, and don’t forget to share this story to empower someone else to get moving.
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