Kat happy with her comeback

Kat Becker  is heading to Melbourne. Picture: Matt Jelonek        d445343NATIONAL power lifting record holder Kat Becker came away with silver in the Pro Raw 7 international tournament in Melbourne.
Kat Becker is heading to Melbourne. Picture: Matt Jelonek        d445343NATIONAL power lifting record holder Kat Becker came away with silver in the Pro Raw 7 international tournament in Melbourne.

The diminutive 31-year-old from Wundowie faced off against 12 contenders and was one of the lightest challengers in the event.

She was the only competitor from WA in her weight category of 75kg and above.

Becker, who holds the WA record in squats, bore an incredible 230kg – the highest in the competition.

She said her bench press lift of 95kg was short of what she wanted.

“I began to feel sick shortly afterwards and when I tackled the dead lifts I didn’t think I would be able to do it,” Becker said.

“It’s the first time that’s happened to me, I think I was dehydrated and the day is so long and involved.”

To her surprise, Becker managed to bear 215kg and was happy with her comeback.

“I was pleased to come second in my class and won $1000, which paid for flights and accommodation.”

Becker plans to take the summer off before she prepares for the Pro Raw Arnold Classic in Melbourne in March next year.