81-Year-Old Champion Weightlifter From Rumford Breaks His Own Record. Now Get Off His Lawn

Richard "Dick" Austin won his eighth world weightlifting title last week.RUMFORD — What does someone do after they’ve won countless championships and broken numerous world records over several decades of lifting weights competitively? If you’re Richard “Dick” G. Austin, 81, of Rumford, you go to Las Vegas and win another championship. Competing in the World Bench Press and Dead Lift Championships in Las Vegas at Bally’s Resort and Casino, Austin won his eighth world title last Tuesday in the 220-pound class Master Division, for powerlifters ranging in age from 80 to 84. In addition to his first place win, Austin also broke the world record for bench pressing in his age category by benching 363 pounds. Austin, who just returned from Las Vegas, laughed and brushed off the accolades. “It was my own record I broke,” Austin said. “Last year, I benched 352. This year, I benched 363. To me, it just feels like another day.” (read more at Lewiston Sun Journal)

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