PBS NewsHour

How this 72-year-old weightlifter is lifting expectations

Clip: 09/18/2017 | 4m 4s

In our NewsHour Shares moment of the day, a 60-year-old grandmother from Fairfax, Virginia, developed a love for weightlifting and garnered up to 12 world records in her age and weight categories. Now 72, Linda Leightley can deadlift 273 pounds and is breaking preconceptions about the limitations of age and gender.

Aired: 09/18/17

Rating: NR

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