Ludmila Gaiduchenko (Ukraine) demolished the women's world record in the Rolling Thunder at the 2nd World Armlifting Championships. Photo courtesy of WAA/Andrey Sharkov.
In an epic battle of grip strength, Ludmila Gaiduchenko went back and forth with Irina Postnikova and the old record of 69.25 kg (held by Jaana Tanner) was repeatedly eclipsed by the Ukrainian pair.
Gaiduchenko succeeded with 78 kg (which weighed 77.2 kg); and when Postnikova narrowly missed 78.5 kg (face value), the duel ended . . . for now.
Stay tuned—80 kg cannot be far off!