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Jonas Rantanen Destroys 308 All-Time Marks
Submitted by Staff on October 4, 2009 - 8:46am.
Finland's Jonas Rantanen (308) destroyed two all-time records at yesterday's FPO BullFarm Powerlifting Championships at the Fitness EXPO in Lahti, Finland. Rantanen posted a 2,799 pound (1,270kg) total to move his own all-time record up by over 100 pounds, from 2,678 pounds. Rantanen's total is also ranked the seventh highest of all-time, regardless of weight class. He and Ukrainian Yevgen Yarymbash are the only two lifter under superheavyweight who have broken the 2,700 pound barrier.
Rantanen also eclipsed Paul Childress' all-time squat record of 1,147 pounds with a 1,190 pound (540kg) effort.
Rantanen added a 793 pound (360kg) bench press opener and 815 pound (370kg) deadlift to capture best lifter at the meet.
826 pound (375kg) bench press miss:
848 pound (385kg) bench press miss:
Rantanen's squat and other highlights: