Bob Gaynor Takes More Deadlift Records
63-year old Bob Gaynor (220) continued shattering deadlift records on Saturday at the USPF Nationals in LaMirada, California. Gaynor broke the USPF M60-64 American Record with his third attempt of 672 pounds and the WPF M60-64 World Record with his 606 pound second attempt. His 672 pound deadlift ranks tenth on the Powerlifting Watch Lifter Rankings.
Gaynor surpassed his own USPF American Record of 655 pounds and took a vacant WPF World Record.
Gaynor's third attempt was not eligible for a World Record as he did not wear knee high socks, used baby powder, and did not wear a shirt under his singlet.
Gaynor had intended to compete at 198, but suffered an injury on his opening squat and withdrew from the competition. However, he decided to re-enter the next day, competing as a 220.
Gaynor ended the day with a 402 pound squat, after attempting to once again take his intended 500 pound opener, on his third attempt. He bench pressed 380 pounds, to finish with a 1,454 pound total.
Here is video of his pull: