JERRYS Plains' Emily Lambkin has only been involved in competitive lifting for 12 months.
However, she's already become one of the nation's most talented strongman athletes.
She only took up the sport for fun, but recently showed her immense skills, strength and commitment by finishing first in the open women's category at the NSW Strongman Competition.
Lambkin also brought home a silver medal during the Static Monsters World Championships on the Gold Coast in June.
In that tournament, she completed a 75 kilogram log lift and 240 kilogram axle deadlift, which was a truly incredible effort from the mother-of-three.
Lambkin revealed her shock at the result, although also admitting it was an amazing feeling.
"I'm very stunned, it's a fairly new sport but it's now getting more recognised everywhere around the world," she said.
"It's very challenging, we train four to five days a week and it's very time consuming.
"But, it's a sport to do for fun.
"You're not paid to do this; it's just a thing you do out of love."
As a result of her success she will now attend the Arnold Sport Festival in Melbourne next year, as well as the Australia's Strongest Women and NSW Strongest Man competitions.
She is thrilled with the opportunity to attend the events, and admitted going to the former of the three tournaments is something she's had her eye on for a while.
"I wanted that Arnold invite, you can only compete in that via invitation so that's what I'd worked for," Lambkin explained.
All of her training has taken place at Crossfit Muswellbrook, leaving many fitness enthusiasts across the town to rally around the 32-year-old they've grown to know so well.
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