Catherine Walker holds multiple records and titles in Powerlifting after just seven years in the sport and defies limitations by gradually increasing weights
Podcast length: 18’21”
The Bolder Woman tells the stories of women over 50 from around the world who are competitive in a variety of sports
This week’s guest is World Champion Powerlifter Catherine Walter, who, at 72 holds the world records for the squat, deadlift and bench press for her age and weight categories. Catherine started lifting weights seven years ago already holds World Drug Free Powerlifting Federation records for the 58.5kg bodyweight class, in the women’s Masters 7 class (70 to 75 years of age) for the unequipped squat, bench press and deadlift; and for the Full Power event in which all three lifts are performed on the same day. She is three-time National Champion and three time World Champion in her class in the Full Power Championships. In 2018 she was the top woman lifter over the age of 40, and the second woman lifter overall, in the World Drug Free Powerlifting Full Power Championships. Catherine ranked 3rd in the All-Time British Drug Free Powerlifting Association rankings for all women lifters over the age of 40.
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