Powerlifting More Than Weights (Photo)

LindaJoBelsitoSpecialOlympiansRiceGroup 11-19-13Linda Jo Belsito of Clarksburg, a registered nurse, was honored by the Montgomery County Council on Nov. 19 as she added to her long list of accomplishments as a world champion Masters powerlifter by winning the 2013 Grand Slam in Olympic Masters weightlifting, capturing all four major world-wide competitions in her weight class.

She shared her recognition at the Rockville ceremonies with some of the Special Olympians she helps train in powerlifting.

At the ceremonies were, left to right: Special Olympians Justin Turner, Lori Plaxen and Mathew McMeekin; Linda Jo Belsito; Jim Downs, who started the area’s Special Olympics powerlifting program; and Beth Beaston.

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