Every year the World Raw Powerlifting Federation organizes a World Championship, which is part of the SN Pro Strong Expo, held in Moscow, Russia. This year the expo took place November 15-20th and included an amateur competition, along with the promise of pros coming to break records. Yury Belkin was one of the pro athletes invited to lift for entertainment purposes at this venue, alongside other powerlifting greats like Dan Green. Belkin’s new feat of strength involves a 420kg (927 lb deadlift) at a bodyweight of 103kg (227 lbs).

This deadlift is 4.08 times Belkin’s bodyweight and sets a new WRPF raw deadlift world record, which Belkin already had. Did we mention that Belkin was beltless and made this pull look incredibly smooth?

There can be a hard case made for 2016 being the year of deadlifts. It seems like this year alone we continue to see the most ridiculous pulls month after month, and not just from one athlete, but from multiple. Such as Samantha Coleman deadlifting 600 lbs, Eddie Hall pulling 500kg (1,100 lbs), and Yury Belkin’s initial 2016 world record pull of 921 lbs at a weight of 223. 

Another highlight from 2016 and Belkin’s crazy year, was this past August at the Boss of Bosses 3. This event had the best 220 lb powerlifters including Dan Green, Kevin Oak, and of course Belkin, going head to head to claim the all time total world record.

Every lifter recorded impressive totals, but Belkin came out on top with a WRPA all time world record 975kg total in the wraps & without wraps category. Over the course of the meet Belkin recorded a 370kg (814 lb) squat, 230kg (506 lb) bench, and 395kg (869lb) beltless deadlift.

2016 has been quite the year for Belkin and we’re excited to see what the future holds for this ridiculously strong athlete. If Belkin continues to break records like this, we may need to update our, “Heaviest Deadlifts of All Time” infographic to add him in — he’d be by far the lightest athlete to make that list!

Feature image from Power Mafia YouTube Page

Comments

Previous articleThe Ultimate Preview of the 2016 American Open (All Weight Classes)
Next articleKirill Sarychev Lifts World Record Raw Powerlifting Total At 2,386.5 lbs
Jake holds a Master's in Sports Science and a Bachelor's in Exercise Science. Currently, Jake serves as one of the full time writers and editors at BarBend. He's a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and has spoken at state conferences on the topics of writing in the fitness industry and building a brand. As of right now, Jake has published over 1,100 articles related to strength athletes and sports. Articles about powerlifting concepts, advanced strength & conditioning methods, and topics that sit atop a strong science foundation are Jake's bread-and-butter. On top of his personal writing, Jake edits and plans content for 15 writers and strength coaches who come from every strength sport.Prior to BarBend, Jake worked for two years as a strength and conditioning coach for hockey and lacrosse players, and was a writer at the Vitamin Shoppe's corporate office. Jake regularly competes in powerlifting in the 181 lb weight class, and considers himself a weightlifting shoe sneaker head. On the side of writing full time, Jake works as a part-time strength coach and works with clients through his personal business Concrete Athletics in Hoboken and New York City.