Pinay powerlifter Joyce Reboton breaks Guinness World Record for most female bodyweight squats
Filipina powerlifter Joyce Reboton is now the Guinness World Record holder for most female bodyweight squats!
According to Chino Trinidad’s report on “24 Oras,” Tuesday, Joyce broke the record previously held by Karenjeet Kaur of the United Kingdom, who did 42 reps.
Joyce, a triple bronze medalist in the 2022 World Open Equipped Powerlifting Championships, said she was confident she can beat the record.
“In my mind alam ko po na mabe-break ko ‘yung record pero hindi ko na expect na lalayo ako ng hanggang 49 reps,” she said.
Joyce said she was happy that all her efforts to set a new record bore fruit, but she is happier still to see more people doing powerlifting.
She hopes the sport can be as popular as weightlifting, which has become bigger in the Philippines thanks to Olympic gold medalist Hidilyn Diaz.
“Sana dumami pa ‘yung naniniwala sa sport na kaya natin magpadala at kaya natin makipagsabayan sa world stage,” she said. “Kasi saan ba naman magsimula ‘yung paglaban mo sa ibang bansa kundi dito din sa atin.”
—MGP, GMA Integrated News
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