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Pleasantville Girl A Champion Weightlifter

Olivia Barnett from Pleasantville placed fourth in a recent national weightlifting competition.
Olivia Barnett from Pleasantville placed fourth in a recent national weightlifting competition. Photo Credit: Flickr

PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. -- Olivia Barnett, 12, from Pleasantville recently placed fourth in a national weightlifting championship, according to the Examiner News.

The 70-pound girl lifted up to 81 pounds in the competition using the snatch, a technique that involves lifting the bar over her head in one motion, and the clean and jerk, which involves picking the weight up to her chest and stopping jerking it over her head reports the Examiner News.

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