Bidwill’s Martha Tevita is Australia’ strongest woman. She’s now preparing to challenge for the world title.
AUSTRALIA’S strongest woman is making a bid to show she is worthy of being the world’s best.
Bidwill’s Martha Tevita (pictured above) can lift a car with ease and carry up to 250kg on her back.
After less than a year in the field, the 26-year-old was crowned Australia’s strongest woman at the Arnold Strongwomen National Competition in March.
She is now set to take on the world, and will fly to South Africa in May to compete in the world championship.
“I still can’t believe I have made it this far, I am so grateful and want to pave the way for youth today to tell them that anything is possible,” Tevita said.
Growing up in Bidwill, Tevita said she was not the epitome of health.
“I weighed more than 130kg and just hung around at home or went out drinking with friends,” she said.
“Last year I decided that wasn’t for me and started heading to the gym just to get fit and for a bit of fun.
“One day I was lifting weights with the boys and my coach noticed me and encouraged me to enter a comp.
“I entered just for fun and I won – and I have never looked back.”
Tevita has recently set up a Go Fund Me page in order to help pay for her trip to South Africa.
“Whatever your heart desires, whether it be little or big, it’ll mean the world to me if you could donate,” she said.
For details visit: www. gofundme.com/2dxj5dn6