Character Study

Most days, Naomi Kutin, a high school junior from New Jersey, is a mere teenage mortal.

“Normally, my mind is on school, friends, my phone, social media, stuff like that,” she said. “But when I lift, I put it all to the side, and all I care about is that bar in front of me.”

During weekend powerlifting competitions, when the crowd is revved up and that bar is loaded with hundreds of pounds — Naomi squats 321 pounds and dead lifts 365 pounds — she …read more

Source: New York Times

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