Powerlifting: Singapore athlete Farhanna Farid thrilled with new personal best of 196kg

National powerlifter Farhanna Farid sets a national record and unofficial world record in the women’s Under-52kg category at the Singapore Powerlifting Open 2021 on Oct 16, 2021. PHOTO: POWERLIFTING SINGAPORE
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SINGAPORE - Having come close to breaking the women's Under-52kg deadlift world record two years ago, national powerlifter Farhanna Farid knows well the disappointment of falling just short of the 195.5kg needed.

The skin at her thumb tore halfway through her lift at the 2019 Asian Open Powerlifting Championships in Kazakhstan and while she still won the overall title (sum of best squat, bench press and deadlift lifts), she still rued the one that got away.

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