Lamar Gant

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Lamar Gant
Born 1957
Nationality American
Occupation Powerlifter
Known for Powerlifting
Height 5 ft 2 in (1.57 m)
Competition record
Powerlifting
Competitor for  United States
IPF World Championships
Gold 1975 Birmingham – 56 kg
Gold 1976 York – 56 kg
Gold 1977 Perth – 56 kg
Gold 1978 Turku – 60 kg
Gold 1979 Dayton – 56 kg
Gold 1980 Arlington – 60 kg
Gold 1981 Calcutta – 60 kg
Gold 1982 Munich – 56 kg
Gold 1983 Goteborg – 56 kg
Gold 1984 Dallas – 56 kg
Gold 1986 The Hague – 60 kg
Gold 1987 Fredrikstad – 60 kg
Gold 1988 Perth – 60 kg
Gold 1989 Sydney – 60 kg
Gold 1990 The Hague – 60 kg
Silver 1973 Harrisburg – 56 kg

Lamar Gant (born 1957 in Fort Collins, Colorado) is an American world record-holding powerlifter with idiopathic scoliosis.[1] He was inducted into the International Powerlifting Federation Hall of Fame in 1980.[2]

Gant set his first world record in 1974 by deadlifting 524.5 pounds (238 kg) at a bodyweight of 123 pounds (56 kg) at the Flint Olympian Games. In 1985, he became the first man to deadlift five times his own bodyweight, lifting 661 pounds (300 kg) at a bodyweight of 132 pounds (60 kg). For this, he has been included in the Guinness Book of Records. As of 2006, he holds the world records for deadlifting in both the 123- and 132-pound weight classes.[3] His best lifts at 123 pounds are 314 pounds (142 kg) RAW bench press and 638 pounds (289 kg) deadlift; at 132 pounds are 595 pounds (270 kg) squat 615 pounds (279 kg) (in training), 352.5 pounds (159.9 kg) RAW bench press, and 688 pounds (312 kg) deadlift.

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