Female Powerlifter From Grand Rapids Brings Home Gold Medal
A female powerlifter from Grand Rapids brought home gold in multiple events at an international powerlifting event held in Australia.
Grand Rapids Powerlifter
Her name is Maddy Haberling she is just 27 years old and has always loved sports. Maddy competed in school sports like swimming, rowing, and track but when that was all done, she still wanted to be involved in sports and that is when she got a trainer and took up weightlifting.
Maddy discovered her love for weightlifting and powerlifting. This gave her a way to compete in sports and enjoy her new passion for lifting weights.
Maddy started competing in 2018. Earlier this year she competed and landed herself a spot on Team USA.
Grand Rapids Maddy Haberling Brings Home the Gold
During Maddy's trip to Australia to compete, she did like anyone visiting a country for the first time, enjoyed some of the scenery.
Maddy and Team USA wound up bringing back some serious hardware in the international competition.
According to FOX 17, Haberling said, "I was super happy with my squat, my squat was 402.3 pounds, my bench I hit 198.4 pounds, and my deadlift was 457 and a half pounds."
Maddy beat her previous records back in May as well as tying the world record for her squat. She wound up scoring gold in her weight class and for her age class but Team USA also brought home gold in the competition.
Keep an eye on Maddy and Team USA because they could become a force to reckon with at the next Olympics.