Geraldton mum throws weight behind sons

Tamra CarrGeraldton Guardian
Dimitra Massaros, 43, has been scooping up medals and trophies across multiple bodybuilding federations.
Camera IconDimitra Massaros, 43, has been scooping up medals and trophies across multiple bodybuilding federations. Credit: Geraldton Guardian

Geraldton mum Dimitra Massaros thrives when heavy weights are on her shoulders.

The 43-year-old, who can leg press the weight of a dugong, has been scooping up medals and trophies across multiple bodybuilding federations.

With the help of coaches Elaine and Paul Rauchwald, she will represent WA International Natural Bodybuilding Association team to compete in the June 1 national championships in Brisbane.

She qualified after performing exceptionally well at the INBA State title on May 19, along with locals Erin Winch-Buist, who won a bronze medal and Maddi Blakeney, who won five gold medals and one silver.

Massaros does it for good posture, she does it to relax and she does it for the discipline.

However, there are times she puts the sport on the backburner.

“I’ve got two teenage sons, who are competitive tennis players,” the single mum said.

“We recently returned from the Australian Open Junior Championships in Melbourne, where my younger son competed.

“He’s been to Darwin and Adelaide for tennis and has twice won the D’Arcy Slater Cup.

“It can be very expensive to compete as an athlete so I like to put my sons first and make sure they have their sport experiences.”

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