UNFICYP peacekeeper is the World Masters Powerlifting Champion
In July 2016, we brought you the story of Hungary’s MCpl Magdolna Petróczki, a member of Sector 4’s 1st Platoon, who won the Masters European Weightlifting Championship for the 6th time. Well, Petróczki has done it again, this time winning the World Masters Powerlifting Championships for the 5th time.
The prestigious tournament, held in Tallinn, Estonia, between 2nd and 8th October, saw Petróczki compete in the squat, bench press and dead lift events, taking gold in all three disciplines. She also won a gold medal in her body weight category (52 kg) and a silver medal in the beast lifter category. Her results were 155 kg in squat, 90 kg in bench press and 165 kg in dead lift, a total of 410 kg.
After she won the European Championship in July, Petróczki was determined to keep up her strenuous training schedule, and it paid off.
UNFICYP is extremely proud of Petróczki’s achievements, and wishes her even more success in the future!