The Women's Monument Tour - 1st Stop....Nora Langdon-USA "Powerlifter"@ 78 yrs old, deadlifts 369 lbs(167.5 kilos)

jomarieb.earth
Posted March 13, 2021 from United States

The Women's Monument Tour was inspired by a post written by Nini Mappo, which includes the works and concepts of artist Sethembile Msezane in reference to monuments being absent for women. So I started The Women's Monument Tour.  Instead of the obscure, dirty, outdated monuments of the past...women should be celebrated and remembered as the living testimony and embodiment of the feminine and all of the possibilities and glory thereof.

First stop...Nora Langdon of Michigan, USA. Please join in celebrating this feminine, living monument.

Women are known for doing heavy lifting of all sorts. We have tremendous drive, power and ability.

But Nora Langdon does heavy lifting literally. Nora is a Powerlifter at the age of 78 years old. Nora is from Michigan, USA. She started weight lifting at the age of 65 years old. She is a former Real Estate agent. And after retiring she felt worn out from years of hard work. She wanted to improve her health, reduce weight, and get stronger. She started with lifting a broomstick. 

Nora is currently a 19 world record holder across two different weight classes. Since starting her weightlifting career in 2007, Nora has competed in 22 powerlifting meets and has won 20 of them. While most septuagenarians (age 70s) are settling down and retiring, Nora is gearing up her Powerlifting at the gym with her trainer. Now she is in the best shape of her life, and boasts that she has no medications.  Nora suggests if you want to get started with anything, start with walking. Please see and hear Nora's story in the link below.

This 78-Year-Old Woman Squats Over 400 Pounds...(7:30 minutes)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cRpNgA8G-aY

Nora's Statistics...

Squat — 187.5 kilograms (413.4 pounds)

Bench Press — 92.5 kilograms (203.9 pounds)

Deadlift — 167.5 kilograms (369.3 pounds)

Total — 445 kilograms (981.1 pounds)

I hope this inspires you!

Hugs...JoMarie

(Credits to BarBend-Phil Blechman and ABC Localish)

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ikirimat
Mar 14
Mar 14

I am so inspired that everything is possible when you decide to. I join you in celebrating Nora.

jomarieb.earth
Mar 14
Mar 14

Hi Ikirimat,
I'm so glad you are inspired! You are so right, and thank you for stopping by!
Hugs...JoMarie

Busayo Obisakin
Mar 14
Mar 14

YES! Great women of great strength! Thank you so much Jomarieb for sharing the Nova celebration with us! Kudos!!
Love
Busayo

jomarieb.earth
Mar 14
Mar 14

Hi Basayo,
I'm glad that you enjoyed the celebration of women. Stay tuned...more to come.
Hugs...JoMarie

Nini Mappo
Mar 17
Mar 17

Dear JoMarie,
I love what you said that women do heavy lifting of all sorts! How so true, expected, but still overlooked. Well reading tis champion's track record I feel motivated, chastened, and intimidated all at once! I mean she can lift more than me x3 in a single move!! I can't even lift me on the monkey bars lol :-D
But at least it's never too late to begin. I have been telling myself I will rebuild by core strength after three pregnancies but still dreaming about it oh dear ha ha.

I will definitely let you know if I begin, but for now, I stand in awe! Thank you for highlighting such a powerful matriarch, literally!! Have you any personal interest in weight lifting?

jomarieb.earth
Mar 17
Mar 17

Hey Nini!
So glad you stopped by! Nora is a monument in her own right. She can probably lift an "old school" monument. I do have interest in weight lifting but not powerlifting. I'll leave that to Nora. You have some major lifting of your own to do. Yourself and your family is a lot to lift in all sorts of ways. Wow, monkey bars, I miss those. Now I have to go find some! Thanks for stopping by sis. Stay tuned. The next stop of the tour is coming up. Thanks again for the spark!
Hugs...JoMarie

Beth Lacey
Mar 19
Mar 19

Loved reading this! What a woman!

jomarieb.earth
Mar 27
Mar 27

Hi Beth,
Thanks for stopping by Beth. Yes, she is amazing!