A combination of the Border's strongest lifters out to take the title

SUPER STRENGTH: Laurie Butler's gym will host powerlifting on Saturday.

SUPER STRENGTH: Laurie Butler's gym will host powerlifting on Saturday.

A field of 24 men and women will come together on Saturday for a competition to be the Border’s strongest powerlifter.

Event organiser and co-owner of Albury’s Super Shape Gym, Laurie Butler, is expecting plenty of good performances.

Butler, a world champion weightlifter, who has a number of world records and titles to his name, said there will be an even split of male and female competitors at the local event.

“It’s a sport of strength and it’s split into different weight categories,” Butler said.

“We’ve got lifters from 52-kilograms right up to 120-kilograms.

“A formula decides the overall winner so the smaller lifters don’t have to lift the same as the bigger guys.”

Riverina United Powerlifting Association Australia (UPAA) records can be broken at the event.

Powerlifting action gets under way on Saturday from 1pm at the Super Shape Trim and Tone Centre in Citywalk Albury.

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