Meet Naomi Kutin. She isn’t even in sixth grade yet, but the record-breaking, 99-pound Orthodox Jewish girl from New Jersey can lift twice her weight
Score one for America. “The strongest girl in the world,” says Naomi Zeveloff in The Jewish Daily Forward, “is an Orthodox Jewish 10-year-old from Fair Lawn, N.J.” That would be Naomi Kutin, 4-foot-9, 99 pounds, about to enter sixth grade, and able to lift more than twice her body weight.
In January, when she was two pounds lighter, little Naomi set a world record for females in her weight class — including women decades older — with a 214.9 pound squat; in early July, she notched a regional record for her age group, dead-lifting 209.4 pounds. “It’s kind of weird being stronger than an adult,” says the understated, matter-of-fact Naomi. See her in action:
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