Fifth year Scoil Mhuire student Mickella Gill age 16, from Killina has just won two World records in the Irish Paralifting Drugfree Association competitions. Mickellas’ world records were in the Single National Lift Front Squat and Dead Lift events.
Mickella competes in the Teen2 Age 16 63kg Category. In the Front Squat Mickella lifted 95kg and enters the Guiness Book of World Records as the previous record lift was 60kg. In the Dead Lift she lifted 130.5kg and also enters the Guinness Book of /world Records for this lift as she smashed the previous World Record which was 120kg.
Mickella will compete in the European competition in England in June to defend her world records and also travels to Italy in September for the World Event.
She got into weights as her dad lifts weights and she has trained with him at home for the past two years. She only started training in a fitness academy four months ago and has progressed at an amazingly fast rate since joining the academy. Mickella trains for up to two hours , six days a week. She absolutely loves what she does and has given up her place playing Minor football for Kildare to devote herself to her training schedule. She hopes to pursue a career in fitness and coaching on finishing school next year. Huge congratulations to Mickella on her wonderful achievements.