Inducted into the IPF Hall of Fame in 1980, Lamar Gant is arguably one of the greatest American powerlifters of all time.
Although obviously built to deadlift his first WR was a 297 lb bench press at 123 in 1977. In 1978 he set a deadlift record of 622 at 132 before his first 5 times bw pull of 617 against Precious McKenzie in 1979 @ a bw of 123. In 1985, he pulled 5 times bw in his 2nd division at 132 with a 661. He was also the first man to total 12X his bodyweight. He still holds the all time deadlift world record in both the 123 and 132 pound weight classes with 639 and 683.