Alma Kimura recently won a gold medal in the world powerlifting championships Sept. 28. On Sept. 16, she won another gold medal, this time in the “raw nationals” in Scranton, Pa. Kimura, a Georgetown University law-school graduate who practices solo in estate planning, probate and family law on Capitol Hill, was recruited by a tennis colleague who powerlifts. She told Kimura: “You have the perfect body for powerlifting” and “What sport can you enter at 50 or 60 and become a state, national or even world champion? Come in and try it out.”
Kimura won silver at the Masters Nationals in Baton Rouge in May 2014. In June 2014, she set four more American records at a local meet.
She won silver in the Masters Nationals in San Antonio in May this year, setting an American deadlift record (314 pounds). She also competed with Team USA in the International Powerlifting Federation World Master Powerlifting Championships in Denver in September. (end)