Saturday, June 15, 2013

91-Year-Old Sy Perlis Breaks Bench Press World Record

Arizona resident and World War II veteran Sy Perlis broke the world bench press record for the 90-and-over age division several times on Saturday.

Perlis started lifting weights when he was 60, three decades ago, but he didn't enter a competition until just five years ago. He won the state title in 2009, then the world title in 2010 and 2011 in the 85-to-89-year-old division in the 181-pound weight category. He had to skip last year, though, because he was diagnosed with a hernia and acute arthritis and had to get a pacemaker implanted.

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