Barbara Chng (@barbarachng) weighs less than 60kg but can lift a whopping 260kg – more than 4 times her body weight.
The 44-year-old picked up strongman lifting and bodybuilding after giving birth to her twins 8 years ago. What started as a bid to look good and feel strong again soon became a serious pursuit for the personal trainer, who’s worked hard and emerged champion in events including the Static Monsters World Championships 2018 and Asia Pacific Deadlift Championships 2019.
While her family is proud of her achievements, Ms Chng’s muscular build is still very much a magnet of disapproving stares and snide murmurs outside of the gym. Find out how she handles them in this video interview.