A boy has been dubbed the "strongest 10-year-old athlete of all time" – and he started lifting weights at the age of just one years old.
Rowan O'Malley from Coventry, West Midlands, weighs 8½ stone (54kg) can deadlight 115kg (253lbs) and squat lift 100kg (220lbs)
And he can lift the sofa with his younger sister sitting on it and goes to the gym every day.
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A protein-rich and calorie-intensive diet allowed him to bulk up enough to deadlift 115kg, beating the US record of 111kg for his age.
He also beat the US record for a squat lift for his age (93kg) by 7kg.
And having spent more time in the US over the last month, he has now broken the world record for a 10-year-old.
During the USA Powerlifting Youth Nationals, he squatted 100kg, bench pressed 57.5kg and dead lifted 127.5kg – making his total in the 56kg weight category 285kg.
In an emotional video posted on his Instagram page, the youngster is seen lifting the weights with relative ease, breaking record after record.
The last clip shows him smashing the dead lift record before bursting into tears.
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The announcer then calls him the “best in the world”.
Speaking recently to This Morning, he detailed how he started his journey when he was aged just one.
He said: “[When I was one] I started with no weights, just the techniques so I could know what I was doing first.
“I started because my parents ran fitness events and my dad worked with someone with a brain injury and they used the gym for rehab so I've always grown up in a gym environment.”
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But a new career could be on the horizon for the big strong boy, after his an Instagram post detailed his next move.
Posted after competing in the US, it said: “We start training for the rugby season next week, and then the @andybolton_deadliftchallenge soon after, working on weaknesses and making gradual improvements.
“Doing the small things, moving well often as always.
“Rowan has loved his time in the States.
“People have been wonderful and we are so grateful we have had the opportunity to showcase Rowan's abilities.”
You really would not want to come up against Rowan in a rugby scrum . . .
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