The strongest girl in the WORLD who competed in the Arnold Classic now looks unrecognizable.
Maryana Naumova rose to fame as a teenager when she became the first under-18 to participate in weightlifting competitions, including Arnold Schwarzenegger’s famous powerlifting contest.
The blonde champion known as the “princess of weights” started pumping iron at the age of 10.
At the age of 13, Maryana was pressed to the bench at 240lbs while weighing only 130lbs.
At the age of 15, she pressed 330 pounds at the Arnold Classic in 2015.
This received a hug from Schwarzenegger – plus another title to add to her two dozen under-18 world records.
She also holds the coveted title of Master of Sports of Russia, International Class.
And now eight years after starting bodybuilding, she looks very different – changing her blonde hair to brown.
She is currently an influencer with over 32,000 followers on Instagram, who she keeps up to date with her travels.
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The weightlifter never let geopolitical tensions affect his career even as Moscow and Washington head-butted.
In 2015, she told NBC News: “When I go to America, I think people will not like or avoid me.
“But there’s nothing like it, people have come in all the time and say: ‘You’re from Russia? Great!'”
At the 2016 Arnolds Games, she competed in the SSP Nutrition Pro Raw Bench.
Here, she lifted 240 lb and placed third, but was later disqualified for a positive doping test and he was suspended from lifting for two years.
https://www.thesun.ie/news/8246996/worlds-strongest-girl-arnold-classic-unrecognisable/ The strongest girl in the world who can squeeze a 320lbs chair at 15 and compete in the Arnold Classic is UNFAIR 8 years later