Many powerlifting meets in 2020 were either postponed or canceled, but with all the records being broken as of late — it sure doesn’t feel that way. The most recent record-breaker — though unofficial since the meet wasn’t set at an international meet — is powerlifter Zac Meyers. The 125-kilogram lifter posted a new unofficial all-time raw world record total of 1,053 kilograms (2,321.4 pounds) at the 2020 United States Powerlifting Association (USPA) No Luck Needed Open on Dec. 12, 2020.
He now joins an elite club of very strong humans who have set various records in the final three months of 2020:
- Jesus Olivares smashed an unofficial Junior world record total of 1,055.5 kilograms (2,326.9 pounds).