Is Dmitry Nasonov’s 440kg Deadlift at 82kg a New World Record?

This weekend saw a lot of incredible world records coming out of the World Raw Powerlifting Federation’s 2017 World Championships in Moscow. We already covered Yury Belkin’s mammoth 440-kilogram deadlift, but we had to talk about Dmitry Nasonov’s new all-time world record deadlift: 400 kilograms, or 882 pounds at 82 kilograms bodyweight. That’s 4.88 times his bodyweight, and it’s a raw lift.

It’s worth pointing out that the WRPF allows five attempts at some lifts, so certain people may not count this as a world record. (The IPF, for instance, only allows three attempts per lift.)

And sure, this wasn’t made on a stiff deadlifting bar so the range of motion wasn’t huge. And the plates are pretty wide, which might generate extra bar whip and reduce the distance a lifter has to move the full load.

[The WRPF Championships also saw Stuart Jamieson break Lamar Gant’s 36-year-old deadlift world record. Check it out!]

Whether or not Nasonov deserves to be an all-time world record isn’t really up to us, but we do think that in any case, Dmitry Nasonov is one strong dude. The last time we wrote about him he was hitting another maybe-world-record at the WRPF’s Europe Championships this June: a deadlift of 380 kilograms (837.8 pounds) at 80.3 kilograms (177 pounds) bodyweight.

This was a deadlift-only event, and he made the lift on his fifth attempt, so it’s also questionable as to whether this one should go down in the annals of powerlifting records. But again: there’s no doubt that Nasonov is a strong dude.

[Ever wonder how champion deadlifters warm up? Here are five different warmups from some of the best.]

In 2015, he was also spotted making a deadlift of 345 kilograms (760.6 pounds) at 75kg bodyweight, a lift that PowerliftingWatch does list as the actual current world record in the 165-pound weight class.

We’re pretty sure that’s Ed Coan shaking his hand at the end of the clip, which seems appropriate. We’re looking forward to the next record.

Featured image via infinity8oleg on YouTube.

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