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11-Year-Old Weightlifter Impresses at Gym

Age doesn't prevent Olympic weightlifter and gymnast Elle Hatamiya from hoisting big weight.

What were you lifting at the age of 11? Chances are, not the kind of weight Elle Hatamiya is throwing around at her gym. When it comes to strength and determination, this kid has got plenty of both.

Not only is the young phenom a proven Olympic lifter, she's also a talented gymnast. Elle's hard work has paid off, as she is a USAW National Champion and a State Champion on beam and floor for level 5 gymnastics.

Front squat 3 x 82lbs #alldayallday #frontsquat #squats #barbell #totoro @ivivva @endgameathletics #ivivva

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On top of her skills as an athlete, Elle boasts over 10 thousand followers on her Instagram account, which is run by her mother.

Considering she is only 11 and doing such great work in the gym, who knows what will become of this little athlete in the future. A new CrossFit champion, perhaps?

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