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Abbey Watson: teenage powerlifting champion (VIDEO)

13-year-old Abbey Watson has broken 28 weightlifting records.
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One American teenager is smashing records and making a name for herself.

Abbey Watson, 13, has broken 28 US records, including eight world records, in power lifting, Colorado's NBC-affiliate KUSA reported. Watson set the world record for squats in her weight class by lifting 143.3 pounds (65kg) from the Powerlifting Federation's recent national competition in Oklahoma City.

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She can now dead lift 176 pounds – roughly twice her body weight.

KUSA reported:

Abbey started weight lifting three years ago. Her Dad brought her along one morning to Defy Crossfit Gym in Broomfield.

"I came just to watch. I was wearing my school clothes and they asked me if I wanted to do it too. So, I did one of the workouts and I loved it, so I started coming," Abbey said.

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