29 Nov 2023

Kiwi sets bench press World Record

From Nights, 10:15 pm on 29 November 2023

A kiwi powerlifter has battled her way through adversity to smash a world record in her chosen sport.

At the weekend powerlifter Ashleigh Hoeta set a new world record for the bench-press Ashleigh bench-pressed 317.5kg, 20kg more than the previous world record, to take her place as the No 1 equipped female bencher in the world.

Winning and breaking records is nothing new for the 27-year old from Taranaki, she's also a champion arm wrestler and former gymnast.