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‘Strongest girl in the world’ looks unrecognizable 11 years after squatting down to 205 pounds at just the age of MINE

The 20-year-old dubbed ‘World’s Strongest Girl’ looks unrecognizable 11 years after she broke a world record for squatting over 200 pounds.

Naomi Kutin is known as Supergirl for her impressive achievements in power-lifting starting at the age of 9.

Naomi Kutin (pictured) appeared in a 2017 documentary titled Supergirl

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Naomi Kutin (pictured) appeared in a 2017 documentary titled SupergirlCredit: Naomi Kutin / Instagram
Kutin (pictured) is still playing, currently on the Rutgers University team

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Kutin (pictured) is still playing, currently on the Rutgers University teamCredit: Instagram / Naomi Kutin

She started lifting weights at the age of eight as a way to spend time with her father, who started lifting when he was a freshman in college.

Just a few months later, the 88-pound girl from New Jersey broke a world record by squatting 215 pounds in the women’s 97-pound weight class.

It was an impressive feat as the previous record was held by a 44-year-old German woman, New York Times reported.

BECOME ‘SUPERGIRL’

Kutin’s success in his youth led to a PBS documentary titled Superwomanchronicles her experience as an Orthodox Jewish teenager competing with large adults.

ONE trailer for the movie shows a young Kutin flaunting his accolades while navigating issues about school, home life, and health.

Her family follows strict religious rules, not allowing her to compete on Saturdays, when they observe the Sabbath.

With women’s tournaments typically scheduled for Saturday, league officials let her lift on Sunday with men competing in the heavyweight division.

Twelve years after starting, Kutin is still working his way up, currently studying at Rutgers University.

She told NorthJersey.com in March 2021, it was the first team she joined.

At 145 pounds, she was doing 340 squats at the time and was aiming for 350 for an upcoming contest.

She said she still practices with her father but has a different approach to competition than when she was a child.

“Obviously it would be great to break those records,” she said.

“But I feel like I’ve been doing this long enough to know that if it doesn’t happen, it won’t. Life goes on.”

OVERCOMING CHALLENGES

The now 20-year-old girl shares updates on her strength-building progress on her Instagram page.

A unit from August 2021 shows a glimpse of her thinking at the end of the year.

The post said: “Last week I weighed myself for the first time in a month to see where I am and was surprised to find I am currently at my heaviest weight to date due to more exercise and eat a lot of protein”.

“3 years ago, this would have crushed me. For many years, the number on the scale was everything. My weight has been VERY public information since the age of 8, in a world where the opposite, it’s a very taboo topic..it’s safe to say my relationship with weight has been skewed (at least)”

The athlete went on to say that competing is one of her greatest blessings in life but nothing is without its challenges.

“This is one of my points that I have to learn to overcome,” she said of the numbers on the scale.

“All of this to say, for those facing similar struggles, you are certainly not alone.”

During her years in extreme sports, Kutin said her competition goals have also changed.

She said very few modern Orthodox women participate in such sports, in part because of the tight clothing.

It’s something she and her parents have talked about for a long time throughout their careers and ultimately decided the rules against topless competition were rooted in cultural tradition rather than Jewish law.

Now, she wants to empower more young girls and women to follow their dreams.

“I’m not saying, ‘Break the Jewish law,'” Kutin said.

“I’m saying that by law, you can do your job, even if no one else is doing it.”

Kutin (pictured) was shown in the documentary lifting almost three times her body weight

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Kutin (pictured) was shown in the documentary lifting almost three times her body weightCredit: Instagram / Naomi Kutin
Now 20 years old, Kutin (pictured) shares his progress on social networks

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Now 20 years old, Kutin (pictured) shares his progress on social networksCredit: Instagram / Naomi Kutin
She also shared how competing in extreme sports has affected her

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She also shared how competing in extreme sports has affected herCredit: Instagram / Naomi Kutin
She said her competition goals have changed over the years

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She said her competition goals have changed over the yearsCredit: Instagram / Naomi Kutin
‘Strongest girl in the world’ looks unrecognizable 11 years after squatting down to 205 pounds at just the age of MINE

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