At just 15 years old, Naomi Kutin has already established herself in the world of powerlifting gaining her first world record at nine. While powerlifting may not seem the typical sport of choice for a young girl, Naomi has grown up with it. Naomi’s father is an accomplished powerlifter himself and now, after watching Naomi’s success, her younger brother Ari has also taken up the sport, making it a family affair.
Being an Orthodox Jew, Naomi sometimes encounters difficulties with her training and competition, as she can only eat certain foods and cannot travel or compete on Shabbat. Yet, despite these cultural barriers, Naomi has become known as arguably one of the strongest girl’s in the world and gained the nickname ‘Supergirl.’. Naomi can lift nearly three-times her weight and is a force to be reckoned with in her sport of powerlifting.
Naomi holds multiple records and gold medals from competitions. In addition to her academic and powerlifting pursuits, Naomi runs track and works weekly with special needs students. She also loves to spend time with her family and friends.
- Being from Jersey
- How she got her nickname - “Super Girl”
- Her family - siblings and her parents
- Competing in competitions with her dad and brother
- Being active and sporty since a young age - playing soccer, basketball, track and basketball
- What she liked about powerlifting
- Her first competition - August 2010 - 8 years old… having to lift with all the men
- Dealing with stage fright before the competition
- Breaking world records and going on talk shows
- Dealing with negativity and the haters
- Breaking her first world record - at 9 years old
- Whats going on inside her head when she goes to do a lift
- Why she tries to keep her mind empty
- Using visualisation before the competitions
- Not getting the lifts and finding it difficult to handle
- What a typical training week looks like
- Her nutrition… being vegetarian and eating Kosher
- The documentary and how it came about
- What should have taken 6 months took 3 years
- Filming her from 11 to 14
- Seeing the movie for the first time
- What her friends think about it all
- Her role models
- The biggest challenges she’s had to face in life
- How her religion impacts on powerlifting
- Dealing with injury while powerlifting and the recovery from that
- The olympics?
- Her plans for the next few years?
- Why it’s not all about the records?
- Where does she get her drive from?
- Final words of advice and why you should lift!
Instagram - @Naomi.supergirl
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