The Silver Dollar deadlift world record has a new champion. On Saturday, April 2, 2022, pro strongman Sean Hayes competed in the 2022 Strongman Corporation Canada King & Queen Of The Throne contest. While the competition consisted of five events — Rolling Thunder, Silver Dollar Deady, Log Press, Farmers/Tire, and Sandbag-to-Shoulder — Hayes only competed in the deadlift.
Hayes locked out 560.2 kilograms (1,235 pounds) on his second attempt, exceeding the previous all-time world record Silver Dollar deadlift of 550 kilograms (1,212 pounds) set by Anthony Pernice at the United States Strongman (USS) Farm Strong Record Breaker event in July 2020. Check out Hayes’ new world record lift in the video below, courtesy of his Instagram page. For the lift, Hayes was barefoot and sported a lifting belt and lifting straps:
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A Silver Dollar deadlift is functionally a partial deadlift (an 18-inch deadlift). It earned its name via its appearance, which features stacks of weight plates on a plate tree encased in boxes attached to a barbell. Although the weights may look like a stack of pancakes, they are obviously much heavier.
The six-foot, two-inch tall Hayes had an official body weight of 330 pounds, meaning his world record Silver Dollar deadlift was just over 3.7 times his body weight. Hayes still had more in the tank after crushing the previous world record by 10 kilograms and went for a 589.7-kilogram (1,300-pound) lift on his third attempt but missed.
All time WORLD RECORD in the silver dollar deadlift & heaviest deadlift of any kind in any competition ever.
According to Strongman Archives, Hayes has two previous professional strongman contest appearances:
- 2021 Official Strongman Games — Seventh place
- 2021 Canada’s Strongest Man — Third place
Hayes’ Silver Dollar deadlift was recognized by arguably the sport’s G.O.A.T., four-time World’s Strongest Man (WSM) champion Žydrūnas Savickas. While the recording of Savickas’ congratulations was through the customized video message app Cameo, Savickas’ inflection sounded as though he was legitimately impressed by Hayes’ effort. Check it out below:
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Since hitting the Silver Dollar deadlift world record, Hayes contracted COVID-19 and has adjusted his training accordingly. He still managed to get to the gym for a heavy squat session on April 12, 2022. When he is fully recovered and chooses to compete again, he will have the confidence of the strongman who’s lifted more weight in a single competition lift than any other human on the planet.
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