Fiona in action


Skye's pint sized power lifter Fiona MacDonald has proved herself a record breaker.

For in one week-end she has taken the weight lifting world by storm and returned to her Uig home with a string of record breaking achievements.

Fiona travelled to Kings Lynn in Norfolk to take part in the British Drug Free Power Lifting Association's event and proved to be unbeatable in the Full Power category which involves dead lift, back press and squat.

As well as taking the overall title she Fiona, who only weighs 50 kilos, managed a staggering 105 kilos in the dead lift to set a new British and World record, 45 kilos in the back press which was a British and European record, while in the squat, her 62.5 kilo effort earned here a British and World record.

Incredibly it was only five months ago that she took up the sport coached by Portree's Davie Hearn, himself a record breaker in his age category.

He said: "When you consider that in the dead lift Fiona was lifting over twice her own bodyweight that was an incredibly achievement.

"She has really taken to the sport and has proved herself a real winner."

Now America could be the next big stage for Fiona with the world championship to be staged in Boston, Massachusetts.

Davie said: "Both Fiona and myself have qualified for the event and, funding allowing, we would love to go over to the States and be proud to represent Skye on the world stage."