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Thursday, November 9, 2006

Local woman wins world powerlifting championship



(Liane Blyn training for the championships, Globe Staff Photo by Bill Polo)

Milfordís Liane Blyn has won her weight class at the world powerlifting championships today in Stavanger, Norway.

Competing in the 181-pound weight class, Blyn lifted a combined total of 1,234 pounds in the squat, bench press, and dead lift, besting competitors from Norway, Finland, and Poland.

Blynís win also gave the U.S. the lead in the points race for the team title. Globe West profiled Blyn on Sunday.

--Will Kilburn

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