Amanda Monaghan won the junior 47.5 kilo title at the WDFPF (World Drug Free Powerlifting Federation) Championships held in Glasgow’s Craigholme School.
And not only did the 23-year-old lift the global crown, she also smashed four world records on the way by setting new marks for the three various lift disciplines - squat, bench press and deadlift - plus a new overall total.
Incredibly Amanda only took up the sport 15 months ago.
She explained: “It was the through the gym that I work in, Pro-Life Fitness Centre in Paisley.
“I was training there and a few people were saying I was holding a considerable amount of strength for my height and weight.
“They said that I should look into doing powerlifting, so I just gave the competition a try.”
Prior the worlds Amanda had only ever taken part in two competitions before, the Scottish Championships and the British - and won both of them.
She said: “I did well at the British and at the Worlds I just wanted to beat the previous world records. I managed to do the squat and the deadlift at the British, but missed out on the bench press.
“That’s what I was determined to get at the Worlds and ended up getting all three of them.”
It’s been a rapid rise for Amanda, who works at Pro-Life but does her personal training at the Paisley Barbell Club - and she’s now looking forward to even greater challenges by stepping up to the senior ranks.
She said: “Because I am 23 this is my last year as a junior so I’ll be going into the seniors and the records there will be higher.
“But first of all I’ve got the Scottish championships on Sunday [December 2] at the Elysium Gym in Edinburgh and that’s my last competition as a junior.”