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18-Year-Old Powerlifter Jackson Powell Totals 942 Kilograms (2076.7 Pounds)

In April 2021, after 18-year-old Jackson Powell squatted a colossal 419.6-kilograms (925-pound) double, he told BarBend of his goal to squat 452.6 kilograms (1,000 pounds) and total 998 kilograms (2,200 pounds) at the World Powerlifting USA (WPUSA) Tennessee State Championship on May 8, 2021. If successful, he would be the first teen to ever hit …

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Marianna Gasparyan Announces Her Retirement From Competitive Powerlifting

On April 25, 2021, Marianna Gasparyan took part in World Raw Powerlifting Federation’s 2021 Kern US Open meet. She cemented her position as the number one female powerlifter in the world by winning the 56-kilogram division and took the overall victory with the highest Wilks score out of all lifters in San Diego, CA. No …

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Powerlifter Marek Zych (90KG) Deadlifts 400 Kilograms Raw Using a Hook Grip in Training

Marek Zych is a 90-kilogram powerlifter from the Czech Republic with a relatively short competitive resume, but it consists of nothing but podium finishes. Since his debut in 2012, the 32-year-old has competed in seven sanctioned events, according to Open Powerlifting. Of those seven competitions, he has four gold, one silver, and two bronze-medal finishes. …

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Powerlifter Jamal Browner Can Deadlift 476KG. Will He Be the Lightest to Pull 500KG?

On April 29, 2021, Jamal Browner reminded the strength sports community that he’s one of the strongest deadlifters on the planet. The 26-year old posted two videos to his Instagram account. The first was of a 430-kilogram (950-pound) conventional deadlift, which he originally posted to Instagram on April 27, 2021. The second clip was of …

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Powerlifter Oleksandr Kutcher (75KG) Deadlifts 331-Kilogram Double Equipped

When it comes to moving all-time world record weight, Oleksandr Kutcher of Ukraine knows a thing or two. According to Open Powerlifting, the 40-year-old Kutcher has been in the competitive powerlifting scene since 1997. Judging by the recent training video he shared on his Instagram page, he has only gotten stronger with age.  His powerlifting …

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The Heaviest Deadlifts Ever Pulled in Competition

Some people say the squat is the king of the lifts, but we’re not sure it deserves the title outright: After all, there’s something just damn impressive — and impressively simple — about picking up really heavy weight off the ground. The deadlift is one of the most straightforward, measurable tests of strength, and while …

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2021 Kern US Open Recap — No World Record Was Safe in San Diego

The 2021 Kern US Open has given powerlifting fans a lot to talk about since it took place from April 24-25. Many world records were set, a couple of divisions saw new lifters claim the top of the leaderboard, and fans watching in person in San Diego, CA, or on the live stream, got to …

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Powerlifter Blake Lehew (82.5KG) Sets New World Record Total at 910 Kilograms, Raw W/ Wraps

The 2021 Kern US Open — held from April 25-25, 2021, in San Diego, CA — was a monumental meet that saw numerous world records. As the event approached the finish line, Blake Lehew, who competed in the 82.5 kilogram raw with wraps division, rounded out the Kern US Open with a new all-time world …

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Powerlifter Sara Schiff (90+KG) Rips a 287-Kilogram Raw Deadlift For New World Record

The 2021 Kern US Open in San Diego, CA, was an absolute world record fest. Dan Bell hit a 505-kilogram squat in the super heavyweight division. Chad Penson claimed two records in the 90-kilogram division, and Hunter Henderson did the same in the women’s 75-kilogram class. Well, on April 25, 2021, in the women’s 90-plus-kilogram …

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Powerlifter Chad Penson (90KG) Totals 11 Times His Bodyweight, Seizes Two World Records

Leading up to the 2021 Kern US Open, all eyes were on John Haack, and for good reason. Haack was considered the favorite in the 90-kilogram Raw With Wraps division. However, the fans watching in San Diego, CA as well as on the live stream saw another 9o-kilogram competitor dominate the day. Chad Penson had …

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