Top 10 Powerful Lifting Athletes Till DatePosted By: Sushmita Ganguly | August 22, 2017
Power Lifting is a strength sport that consists of three attempts at maximal weight on three lifts: squat, bench press and dead lift. Even the World Strongman competitions that find the strongest of the strongest around the world use rules similar to Power Lifting. Here are Top 10 Powerful Lifting Athletes Till Date.
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Top 10 Power lifting Athletes Till Date
At number 10 in Top 10 Power lifting Athletes Till Date is Benedikt Magnusson from Iceland. He is a strongman competitor and a power lifter who previously held the record for highest dead lift until Eddie Hall surpassed him. He still is the world record holder for raw dead lift of 1015 lb.
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At number 9 in Top 10 Power lifting Athletes Till Date is Mikhail Koklyaev from Russia. He is a national weightlifting champion, power lifter and a strongman competitor. He has become quite a personality on YouTube considering his frequent videos posts of his incredible feats of strength. He is also the second person in history to clean and jerk the famous 501 lb barbell used by Vasily Alekseyev.
At number 8 in Top 10 Power lifting Athletes Till Date is Eddie Hall from England. He has won Britain’s Strongest Man three times, UK’s Strongest Man five times and England Strongest Man twice. Considering his track record, he is quite a weightlifter who has the current world record in dead lift using straps.
At number 7 is Andy Bolton from England. He is three times WPC World Power lifting Champion and a strongman. He is the first person to lift 1000 pounds in dead lift, has the record for fourth highest squat of all time (1213.63) and third highest three lift total of 2806.34.
At number 6 in Top 10 Power lifting Athletes Till Date is Brian Siders from USA. He is a two times world Champion and five times National Champion power lifter who is also a regular face in the strongman competitions. He is often considered the strongest ever when it comes to press movements.
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At number 5 in Top 10 Power lifting Athletes Till Date is Paul Anderson from USA. He is often considered one of the strongest men in recorded history for his record of “greatest weight ever raised by a human being” when he raised a humongous 6270 pounds on his back. He is also an Olympic Gold medalist and world Champion weightlifter.
At number 4 in Top 10 Power lifting Athletes Till Date is Bill Kazmaier from USA. He is one of the greatest competitors of all time when it comes to strength competitions having been a world champion power lifter, world champion strongman and wrestler. He has won two IPF World Championships three World’s Strongman titles.
At number 3 is Mark Henry. Ever since he was a teenager, he has been among the most strongest in his age group. As a power lifter he has won WDFPF World Championship and USA National Championship twice. Apart from that he also holds many records like squat, dead lift and total in WDFPF and dead lift in USAPL.
At number 2 in Top 10 Power lifting Athletes Till Date is Zydrunas Savickas from Lithuania. He is often considered one of the strongest person of all time and numbers don’t lie considering he has won Arnold Strongman competition 8 times, Lithuanian Strongest man 11 times, Europe’s Strongest thrice. Also his 880 pounds squat, 900 pound dead lift and 629 pounds bench are his country’s record.
At number 1 in Top 10 Power lifting Athletes Till Date is Ed Coan from USA. Ed Coan is widely regarded as one of the greatest Power lifter of all time and the best when it comes to pound for pound. Top 10 Powerful Lifting Athletes Till Date
Despite not being as huge as his opponents he has set 71 world records in power lifting and is the lightest person to cross 2400lb barrier.
Top 10 Power lifting Athletes Till Date
1. Ed Coan
2. Zydrunas Savickas
3. Mark Henry
4. Bill Kazmaier
5. Paul Anderson
6. Brian Siders
7. Andy Bolton
8. Eddie Hall
9. Mikhail Koklyaev
10. Benedikt Magnusson