Russian powerlifter Andrey Belyaev has just set a world record deadlift of 391kg (just over 862lb) in the 90kg / 198lb class. It was set at the Russian 2013 “battle of champions” Archangelsk and replaced a 30 year old deadlift record previously held by Ed Coan, one of the most respected powerlifters of all time.

Andrey Belyaev shirted up

Andrey Belyaev shirted up

Andrey Belyaev deadlifts with a wide stance also known as sumo stance. Andrey opened with a 360kg deadlift before following on with 381kg and the world record of 391kg. The lift went up very well and he appear to have much more in ‘the tank’. Debatably the lift looked like many other powerlifters openers. He was all set for a final attempt of 400kg but unfortunately failed. However, I expect he will beat his own world record soon and take 400 kilograms / 882 pounds at his next meet if correctly prepared.

Here’s a video of the world record:

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