Because of the epidemic, the physicians advised her to refrain from lifting or going to the gym for a bit, which she did. She’s now starting from the beginning to see what else she can accomplish.
Many elders have demonstrated that age is but a number. Edith Murway-Traina of Tampa, Florida, recently celebrated her 100th birthday by reflecting on her life achievements.
She witnessed not only her great-grandchildren grow up, but even her great-great-grandchildren. She has five children, 11 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren in total.
Edith has been enjoying the title of the Guinness World Record’s World’s Oldest Powerlifter in the female category.Powerlifting is a hobby that Edith hesitantly engaged in just nine years ago, but since then, she’s been hooked, and it’s kept her active and healthy.
Edith said in an interview when asked what her motivation was, “I saw all these other ladies lifting weights, and it looked interesting. I picked up a couple of weights and had to prove to myself that I could accomplish this.”
She also said, “Once people found out I was in my 90s and I was doing all of these things, it got to be more noticeable. People got to pay attention a little bit more.”
Because of her motivation and drive, Edith became excellent in what she’s doing and started bringing trophies home.