One of power sports activities’ extra illustrious achievements is the present deadlift world file of 501 kilograms (1,104.5 kilos). That elevate belongs to 2018 World’s Strongest Man (WSM) champion Hafthor Björnsson, who pulled it in May 2020 as a part of the World’s Ultimate Strongman “Feats of Strength” collection.

Based on his latest ledger, Iranian strongman Peiman Maheripourehir may quickly see himself broaching that mark. On July 19, 2022, Maheripourehir shared a clip from his Instagram web page the place he captured a large 452-kilogram (996-pound) deadlift double. The athlete wore a lifting belt and utilized lifting straps for his coaching feat. Check it out beneath: 

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Maheripourehir has competed in elite strongman competitions just like the World’s Strongest Man (WSM). However, of late, he seems to have centered on enhancing his deadlift. His informal success with this 996-pound deadlift double aligns effectively with earlier pulling achievements. 

Maheripourehir efficiently deadlifted a monstrous 492 kilograms (1084.7 kilos) throughout a March 2021 coaching session. At the time, it was the third heaviest deadlift ever caught on digicam. Only 2017 WSM champion Eddie Hall (500 kilograms/1,102.3 kilos) and Björnsson (501 kilograms/1,104.5 kilos) had pulled heavier.

Since Maheripourehir’s 492-kilogram (1084.7-pound) deadlift, powerlifter Krzysztof Wierzbicki lifted 502.5 kilograms (1,107 kilos) — the heaviest deadlift ever. However, Wierzbicki’s elevate was carried out in a sumo stance relatively than a traditional stance. The former stance will not be authorized in strongman competitors.

Maheripourehir is prepping for the 2022 World Deadlift Championships (WDC), part of the 2022 Giants Live World Open, occurring on Aug. 6, 2022, on the Motorpoint Arena in Cardiff, Wales. It would be the Iranian strongman’s first look on the contest.

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A Big Gap

Of the confirmed 10 athletes on the 2022 WDC roster, Maheripourehir has the most important deadlift by a cushty margin apart from maybe Ivan Makarov, who deadlifted 475 kilograms (1,047 kilos) to win the 2021 version. That means Maheripourehir’s prime filmed deadlift is 17 kilograms (37.5 kilos) extra than the subsequent greatest athlete on this yr’s version of the WDC.

At the time of this writing, right here is the confirmed roster for the 2022 World Deadlift Championships:

2022 World Deadlift Championships Roster

  • Ivan Makarov (Russia) — Reigning WDC Champion
  • Evan Singleton (United States)
  • Oleksii Novikov (Ukraine)
  • Mitchell Hooper (Canada)
  • Gabriel Peña (Mexico)
  • Rauno Heinla (Estonia)
  • Gavin Bilton (United Kingdom)
  • Asko Karu (Estonia)
  • Pavlo Nakonechnyy (Ukraine)
  • Peiman Maheripourehir (Iran)
  • Pa O’Dwyer (Ireland)
  • Wild card — Announced at a later date

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If Maheripourehir stays true to his spectacular observe file within the fitness center, his first look on the WDC could be a memorable efficiency for all comers. If all goes effectively, he might break the deadlift World Record and put himself in an unique and esteemed power sports activities membership.

Featured picture: @peiman.maheri.wsm