16-year-old Maryana Naumova from Khimki has broken 20 world Powerlifting records. After her performance in summer 2010 at the Black Sea Cup in Odessa, Ukraine Komsomolskaya Pravda called her Ant Girl. And after her performance at the Worldlifting tournament some media began to call her Princess of the Barbell.
Maryana is a Russian athlete, Master of Sports of Russia International Class, Honored Master of Sports, the absolute world record holder in 2010-2013. Her coach is Vyacheslav Solovyov.
The girl was born on April 22, 1999 in Novgorod Oblast. In December 2009 she was engaged in weightlifting (barbell bench press). On December 19, 2010 11-year-old Maryana lifted 60 kg barbell at the Worldlifting tournament in Moscow. And on February 2 she received a diploma and her record appeared in the Russian Book of Records.
By the way, Maryana was the first girl in Europe under 18 who took part in the professional Powerlifting tournament.