Strength runs in this family: At 1.58m tall and weighing 58kg, she stands tall in strongman lifting

Mum is strongman champion and her twin eight-year-olds are following in her footsteps

At 1.58m tall and weighing 58kg, personal trainer Barbara Chng may be petite, but she stands tall in the sport of strongman lifting.

In the Asia Pacific Deadlift Championships 2019 earlier this month, she emerged the champion of the women's under-62kg category on the silver dollar deadlift, with a personal best of 260kg - more than four times her body weight.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 25, 2019, with the headline 'Strength runs in this family'. Print Edition | Subscribe