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Amputee weightlifter breaks personal best

Fife, Wash. -- A powerlifter who once made a name for herself on the national stage is now making headlines for another reason.

Personal power versus gravity is what tests weighlifters and while everyone else uses a wide base to lift Aly McWeeny does it all on one leg.

Three years ago she lost her left leg in a boating accident. Doctors said she'd never lift again.

"I told her if you ever compete in a power lifting meet again, a full meet, I'll come out of retirement and come lift with you. So that's why I'm here today," said Kevin Stewart, Powerlifting Coach.

Ali went on to beat her own record by more than 17 pounds and said it's proof that even gravity can't keep the human spirit down.

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