Helen's lifts set world records

RECORD BREAKER: Weightlifter Helen Kostadinos with her six world titles in Bendigo. Picture: PETER WEAVING

RECORD BREAKER: Weightlifter Helen Kostadinos with her six world titles in Bendigo. Picture: PETER WEAVING

HELEN Kostadinos has set several world weightlifting records on her way to winning six world championship titles. 

The Bendigo lifter competed against more than 250 athletes from across the globe at the World Single Lift Titles in Dusseldorf in Germany last month. 

Kostadinos won the Squat Unequipped category with a lift of 90 kilograms and the Squat Equipped with a lift of 92.5 kilograms. 

The 70-year-old weightlifter won the Bench Unequipped and Bench Equipped categories with lifts of 50 and 57.5 kilograms respectively. 

Kostadinos also won the Deadlift Unequipped with a lift of 100 kilograms and the Deadlift Equipped with a massive 120 kilogram lift. 

She set four new records at the event. 

Kostadinos said she was surprised by how well she did.

"I had a bit of a cold before I went over to Germany, so I wasn't feeling the best," she said. 

"I did get over to the competition a little earlier than most people so I did recover a little bit, but I did better than what I thought I would do.

"I think I was the only person there to have won six titles.

"It was a really big competition, I was amazed with how many people entered the competition."

Kostadinos said she was able to lift similar weights as she did five years ago. 

"I really surprised myself with how much I could lift," she said. 

"I didn't feel like I had the strength but people at the event were really pushing me and I made some strong lifts.

"I was very happy."

Kostadinos said she will continue to train each week. 

She said she was next eyeing off the 2015 World Titles which will be held in England. 

"There is also an event in Canada in November next year," Kostadinos said. 

"I would love to compete there because I have never been to that country before."

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