A seven-year-old girl who can lift 80kg has been dubbed the "strongest in the world."
Rory van Ulft was crowned the USA weightlifting under-11 and under-13s Youth National Champion in the 30 kg category.
The award has made the four-foot tall girl the youngest US youth national champion ever.
Rory, from Ottawa, Canada can deadlift 80kg, snatch 32kg and clean and jerk 42kg, as well as squat 61kg.
She started weightlifting after her fifth birthday, and her dad Cavan said: "It would be fair to say Rory is the strongest little girl in the world."
Speaking about safety, he said: "Her safety is everyone's top priority. She progresses in her training for both sports carefully and methodically."
He claims: "Based on her current Sinclair total, Rory is not only the strongest seven-year-old in the world.
"She is likely also the strongest seven-year-old girl or boy who has ever lived, for whom there are verifiable competition results."
However, the youngster sees herself as a gymnast first – spending majority of her week training as one.
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Rory spends four hours a week on weightlifting, and nine hours as a gymnast, reports Mail Online.
She said: "I prefer gymnastics to weightlifting, because in gymnastics I don't have to lift anything over my head."
Rory explained: "I like getting stronger. Being stronger lets me do more and get better at everything I try.
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"I don't think about what came before, or what will come after. I don't think about anything. I just clear my mind and do it."
Her dad says there is currently "no one better competing."
The pint-sized champion liked to wear temporary tattoos for her shows.
She said: "I wear tattoos because I like them. I think they're cool."
Rory says she likes moving on to another weight and feels proud of herself.
Alongside her passion, the seven-year-old goes to school full-time, her dad says she is "very intelligent."
Her ability to focus "makes her coachable at such a young age."
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