Yury Belkin Deadlifts All-Time World Record 445 Kilograms (981 Pounds)

The Russian powerlifter pulls the heaviest deadlift ever with seven kilograms of bodyweight to spare.

On Nov. 15, 2020, in a deadlift-only event, Yury Belkin made a single attempt — and that was all he needed. Belkin pulled an all-time world record 445 kilograms (981.1 pounds) raw deadlift at a bodyweight of 103 kilograms.

That means that he not only broke the all-time world record deadlift in the 110-kilogram weight class — again – he did so while weighing seven kilograms (15.4 pounds) less than he was allowed to. This lift was four and a half kilograms (10 pounds) heavier than the previous all-time world record set by Jamal Browner of the United States in February 2020 at the World Raw Powerlifting Federation (WRPF) Hybrid Showdown II.

Check out Belkin’s absolutely colossal world record lift below courtesy of his Instagram page:


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A week and a half before Belkin’s record-setting deadlift, he pulled even heavier in training at the same bodyweight when he hoisted 450 kilograms (992 pounds) off the floor without a beltThe only difference was he used straps for that lift, but the fact remains that he pulled well over four times his bodyweight in both training and his world record lift.

Belkin previously held the deadlift world record in the 110-kilogram weight class with a 440-kilogram (970-pound) pull at the 2017 WRPF Pro World Championships — an event he won by 90 kilograms (198.4 pounds).

Yury Belkin’s World Records

According to Open Powerlifting, the 29-year-old made his competitive powerlifting debut at the age of 17 at the Russian Powerlifting Federation (FPR) Far East Cup, where he placed fifth. Since then, he has competed in his 46 sanctioned powerlifting meets and placed first in 30 of them. That’s a 65 percent career win rate.


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Currently, Belkin holds four world records. They are:

100-Kilogram Weight Class

  • Squat — 2019 USA-UA Boss of Bosses 6, 416 kilograms (917 pounds)
  • Total — 2019 USA-UA Boss of Bosses 6, 1,066 kilograms (2,350 pounds)

110-Kilogram Weight Class

  • Deadlift — 445 kilograms (981.1 pounds)
  • Total — 2019 ProRaw Big Dogs 4, 1,070 kilograms (2,359 pounds)

Notably, Belkin’s 445-kilogram (981.1-pound) all-time world record is heavier than the world records in the three weight classes above it (125-kilogram, 140-kilogram, +140-kilogram). 

Editor’s Note: At the time this article was published, we have yet to identify the specific event Belkin set this record at. We will update the article when more details are obtained. 

Feature image from Yury Belkin’s Instagram page: @belkin_one_power