91-year-old weightlifter smashes world record by lifting 85kg

Last Updated: Jun 16, 2013, 13:00 PM IST

London: A 91-year-old weightlifter broke the world record for the bench press by lifting 85 kg on Saturday.

Us sportsperson Sy Perlis broke the earlier record for his age -which was 61 kg - by a staggering 23.5 kg at the national bench press and deadlift championships.