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Walton-le-Dale nursing student to compete in World’s Strongest Woman competition

Posted on - 13th November, 2021 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Education, Health, Preston News, South Ribble News, Sport, UCLan, Walton-le-Dale
 Rebecca taking place in Britain’s Strongest Woman event 2021 in the under 82kg category. Pic: ShutterWOD Photography

A UCLan nursing student will this week compete in the World’s Strongest Woman competition in Florida.

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Rebecca Crumpsty, 38, is heading to The Official Strongman Games in Daytona Beach to test her mettle against hundreds of top Strongwoman athletes from around the world.

The two-time Britain’s Strongest Woman under 82kg winner aims for a podium finish at the three-day event. She will compete in six categories, including carrying a 275kg car on her back, log press repetitions, and the famous Atlas Stone lifts.

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Rebecca, who broke the world log record in the under 82kg category in 2019 with a 115kg lift, said: “My goal is to make the podium and stand alongside some of the greatest athletes.

“My favourite events are those with lifts above head height, so I will be looking to excel in this area. I love the sport and enjoy being part of a strong, close-knit community. I even met my partner, Ryan Oldfield, through the sport.”

The mum-of-two from Walton-le-Dale has trained and competed in the sport since 2015. She trains for around two hours a day, five days a week and juggles this with family life and university studies.

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Rebecca began her nursing degree this September after working in mental health for the last 20 years.

She said: “I’ve worked across the spectrum of mental health and like working with people to help them enjoy a meaningful life and not be defined by a mental health stigma.

“My sons are older now, so I feel like I’m ready to take the next step and study for my nursing degree. I definitely feel experiences from my sport and career feed into each other.

“Patients see me face my fears and set myself challenges, and although I may not always get it right, I always strive to see the positives and learn from my mistakes.”

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The Official Strongman Games begin on Friday 14 November.

The public can follow Rebecca’s journey by visiting – https://www.strongman.games/the-event

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