Leslie Bailey, a 45-year old Connersville native powerlifter, started her lifting career only a few years ago. Now, she holds numerous records in the sport, and has her eye on setting a world record at the World Powerlifting Congress World Championships in November.

In April, Bailey competed in the Cincinnati Women’s Pro/Am powerlifting competition, in which she earned her pro total and broke federation records in her weight and age class. With a pro total under her belt, Bailey’s horizons expanded and getting to the world championships became a possibility.