WORLD CHAMP: Coralie Weir broke five world records in weightlifting in Las Vegas.
WORLD CHAMP: Coralie Weir broke five world records in weightlifting in Las Vegas. John Gass

Forget a walker, gran’s pushing tin

A GOLD Coast grandmother has smashed five weight-lifting world records but doesn't think it's such a big deal.

Modest Currumbin weightlifter and grandmother of three Coralie Weir competed along with more than 700 other lifters at the World Powerlifting Titles in Las Vegas.

"I just do it for fun," the 50-year-old said.

"I've become oblivious."

Weir, who weighs 50kg, said she embraced her overseas adventure for the experience.

"I didn't think I'd get anything," she said.

She took out the single bench press competition and broke the world record for her division by lifting a hefty 96.5kg.

"I was a bit disappointed because I wanted to get the 105kg."

In the three-lift competition she did a 100kg squat, 82.5kg bench press and a 135kg dead lift, winning and smashing the world records.

She beat another world mark by lifting a combined 317.5kg.

If that wasn't enough she also won the best overall female lifter.

"I didn't expect it," she said.

"It was really good fun and it was interesting to see the different lifters there."



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