Weightlifting: Pocket rocket packs a punch

Barbara Chng lifting a log as part of her training regimen. The 43-year-old, who is also a mother of twins, won the women's Under-62.5kg category at the World Log and Deadlift Championships on the Gold Coast last month.
Barbara Chng lifting a log as part of her training regimen. The 43-year-old, who is also a mother of twins, won the women's Under-62.5kg category at the World Log and Deadlift Championships on the Gold Coast last month.ST PHOTO: KELVIN CHNG

Diminutive size belies Chng's power, as mum becomes Singapore's first Strongman champion

At 1.58m and weighing 58kg, Barbara Chng is no giant by any measure, but she stood tallest as she put Singapore on the world map in the sport of Strongman lifting last month.

The mother of seven-year-old twins won the women's Under-62.5kg category at the Static Monsters World Championships in Australia. A total of over 70 athletes from 23 countries competed in the championship on the Gold Coast.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 14, 2018, with the headline 'Pocket rocket packs a punch'. Print Edition | Subscribe