The Northeastern powerlifting team is smashing records—and stereotypes
Boston Magazine - 08/09/2016
While everyone’s focus has been stuck on Rio, one Northeastern team grabbed the gold in an entirely different spot: the University Powerlifting World Cup in Belarus.
The women’s powerlifting club, which started only six years ago and had never before competed internationally, showed its strength in squats, benching, and deadlifts. Five of the seven women who competed won gold medals, beating out more than 50 female lifters from 22 colleges in 11 countries.
“It just kind of flourished into a greatness that no one expected,” says Binglei Zhou, a junior and the team’s public relations coordinator.