One-Armed Weightlifter Continues To Lift After Amputation (Video)

Last August, 25-year-old Krystal Cantu lost an arm in a terrible car accident.But, it hasn’t stopped her enjoying her favourite hobby: weightlifting. In fact, she says she can now lift more than she used to with two arms. The Texas native’s arm was crushed in a car accident and, after being air-lifted to hospital, doctors broke the news that they would have to amputate.

An inspirational weightlifter is beating all of her records despite losing an arm in a horrific car smash. Krystal Cantu, 25 can lift a 210lb bar clear above her head with only one arm and has increased her ferocity in the gym since the accident last August.

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Her boyfriend Daniel Cuate was driving outside of their hometown of San Antonio, Texas when a tyre blew and the car flipped – painfully crushing her arm. Daniel escaped unscathed but Krystal was told that her arm would need to be amputated after she was airlifted to hospital. Krystal – who trains in CrossFit, a discipline that combines weightlifting, gymnastics and cardio – still managed to find the courage to get back to the gym just three weeks later. Despite having a very successful career in IT, Krystal has her heart set on competing professionally in CrossFit.

One-Armed Weightlifter Continues To Lift After Amputation

 

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