Powerlifter Peiman Maheripourehir Wins WRPF World Championship, Sets New Asian Record

Maheripourehir's heavy training paid off in a big way!

Iranian strongman and powerlifter Peiman Maheripourehir is no stranger to the highest levels of competition and pulling unspeakably heavy deadlifts raw. So it should come as no surprise that Maheripourehir won the World Raw Powerlifting Federation World Championship in the 140kg+ weight class in Moscow, Russia. He even set a new Asian deadlift record in the process with his 405 kg (891 lbs) pull on his second attempt.

If you have not had a chance to watch the record lift, Maheripourehir shared the video of it on his Instagram page. Check it out here:

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405 kg raw classic 🥇🥇 . Professional world champion wrpf 2019 .Gold medalist. Asian record . @wrp_official @sarychevkirill . سلام هموطناي عزيزم مدال طلاي حرفه اي هاي جهان ، مسابقات جهاني 2019 ددليفت wrpf . با ركورد 405 كيلو و ارتفاع ركورد آسيا به ميزان 5كيلو گرم . پ ن ١ : به دليل سه بار گردم كردن و ٣ ساعت تاخير در مسابقه بنده ضربه بزرگي داشتيم ميخورديم كه با غيرت تيمي و بنده جمع كرديم كارو و خداروشكر آبرو داري كرديم اما خب من راضي نيستم و به زودي باز ميتركونيم . . ❌پ ن ٢ : آقايون رسانه ي پولي آقايون رسانه ي عشق هوس و…. آقايوني كه گنجشك و رنگ ميزنين جاي شاهين جا ميزنين بلانسبت ورزشكاراي خوب ،ورزشكاراي ما توي ماسل شو خوش درخشيدن در قويترين ، در هند ،در مسابقه ي روسيه كه من در حرفه اي ها رقابت كردم بقيه بچه هاي در اماتور و دو تن از حرفه اي ها @mostafaranjbarpowerr و @m.raeisi_power تو بزرگترين رويداد پاور دنيا با من افتخار كسب كردند ما با بدن درد و با ساعت ها تناژ وزنه ميريم تو دل حريف و مبارزه ميكنيم چرا صداتون در نمياد؟؟؟؟؟ حاشا به غيرتتون و حاشا به اون نون حلالي كه ميبرين سر سفرتون ؛ غيرت و تعصيب ايراني هم خوب چيزيه كه فك نميكنم داشته باشين البته اگر با خبر باشين و كار نكرده باشين خبر هاي ما رو دم اون رسانه و عزيزاني ام كه حمايت كردن گرم خودشون ميدونن با كيا هستم ؛ در ضمن دم رفيقايي مثل علي ظرفچي ام @alireza.zarfchi گرم يه خط از ته كتاب گفتم كار بياد دست بعضيا كه سمبل كاري و انجام وظيفه كردند فقط ياعلي مدد . . @powerliftingmotivation @kingofthelifts @theworldsstrongestman @ilovepowerlifting @strongmanmotivation @wusdubai @deadlifttillimdead @deadlifttillimdeadtees @powerliftinglegends @worldsstrongestfan @colin.bryce @alireza.zarfchi ————————————————- #lift #deadlift #powerlifting #strong #strongwomen #strongman #wsm #bigdogs #squat #perss

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It might seem as though with that kind of bar speed, Maheripourehir could pull a lot heavier. Well, he can. During his training, Maheripourehir locked out 422.5kg (931lbs) and 432kg (952lbs) deadlifts, the latter with straps. So why did he pull a “modest” 405 kg (891 lbs) at the WRPF World Championship?

Maheripourehir explains that in his Instagram post where he writes:

(translated from Persian via Instagram translator)

The Russians warm us up three times and [delayed] the race for 2.5 hours to empty our bodies and make us know [it is] a way to keep the record because it was against them, so that I wouldn’t be able to [win the] championship.

Despite Maherpourehir’s issue lift schedule of the event, he was still able to break the previous Asian deadlift record by a full 5kg (11lbs).

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خدایا شکرت . روس ها سه بار ما رو گرم کردن و نشوندن مسابقه رو عقب انداختن ٢.٥ ساعت تا بدن مارو خالي كنند و راهي ميدانمون كنن تا به نحو احسنت نزارن ركورد بالاتر ثبت بشه چون به ضررشون بود ،تا به دلم نشینه قهرمانی لیفت حرفه ای جهان. . مدال طلای لیفت حرفه ای جهان با وزن ٤٠٥ کیلو گرم شکوندن رکورد لیفت ایران و آسیا به میزان ۵ کیلو تقدیم ملت شریف ایران ، مربی عریزم @babak_ghazbani ، اسپانسر محترمم @ofoghvarzesh خانوادم ،خانواده شهدا ،هم تمرینی هام ، رفقای ناب ام كه در كنارم بودن در اين مسابقه بزرگ و تبريك به مصطفي رنجبر بابت قهرماني و ثبت ليفت ٤٠٢.٥ كيلويي مباركت باشه قهرماني حرفه اي كاكو @mostafaranjbarpowerr . . راضی به رضای خدا هستم مبارک همتون باشه

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The WRPF World Championship victory is a big step in the right direction for Maheripourehir’s goal of a world record raw deadlift at the WRPF Russian Championship in Yaroslavl, Russia on March 28th-29th, 2020. The current world record is 460.4kg (1,015lbs) held by Benedikt Magnusson of Iceland.

The WRPF Russian Championship is just over three and a half months away, and we look forward to seeing Maheripourehir pull some colossal lifts in the interim. 


Who is Peiman Maheripourehir?

Peiman Maheripourehir is an accomplished Iranian strongman and powerlifter.

What titles has Peiman Maheripourehir won?

Peiman Maheripourehir won the 2019 World Raw Powerlifting Championships in the 140+kg weight class. He won Iran’s Strongest Man in 2014 and 2015. He competed in the World’s Strongest man in 2017 and 2018 (did not qualify for finals competition either year).

Feature image from Peiman Maheripourehir’s Instagram page: @peiman.maheri.wsm

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Phil is a native New Yorker passionate about storytelling, bodybuilding, and game design. He holds a BFA from Syracuse University.

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