WLLR's Is It The News...Or Not?


Which is true?

The Headlines:

  • New Study Finds Average Person Owns 25 Cell Phones in Lifetime (FAKE)
  • Man Says Neighbor Taught Cat How To Curse At Him (FAKE)
  • Canadian Gymnast Becomes World's Strongest Seven Year Old Girl (REAL)

Rory van Ulft, a seven-year-old Canadian gymnast, has just become the youngest under-11 and under-13 US Youth National Weightlifting Champion in history. Rory took up weightlifting about two years ago. She had started doing gymnastics but learned that she could get injured if she wasn't strong enough for certain events. So she took up weightlifting. She specifically specialized in the snatch and clean and jerk styles, under the careful supervision of a trainer. Well, she got so good at it she can now lift weights many adults would probably struggle with. She can snatch 70 pounds, clean and jerk 93 pounds, as well as squat 134 pounds, and deadlift 176 pounds using an Olympic women's bar. Keep in mind she's 7-years old. Based on her current competition scores, Rory is not only the strongest seven-year-old in the world, but she is likely also the strongest seven-year-old girl or boy who has ever lived, for whom there are verifiable competition results.