Doug Young (powerlifter)

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Doug Young
Born
Richard Douglas Young

(1944-08-21)August 21, 1944
DiedOctober 7, 2005(2005-10-07) (aged 61)
ResidenceTexas, United States
OccupationPowerlifter
Known forIPF World Powerlifting Champion
Height5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight275 lb (125 kg)
Competition record
Powerlifting
Representing  United States
IPF World Powerlifting Championships[1]
1st 1975 110kg
1st 1976 110kg
1st 1977 110kg
AAU US National Powerlifting Championships[1]
3rd 1974 110kg
1st 1975 110kg
1st 1976 110kg
1st 1977 110kg
USPF National Powerlifting Championships[1]
6th 1979 125kg

Doug Young (August 21, 1944 – October 7, 2005) was an American national and world powerlifting champion multiple times throughout his career while competing in the 242 lb. and 275 lb. weight classes.[1]

Doug won his third straight world championship title at the 1977 IPF world championships.[1] He posted a 1,956 pound total (699 lb. squat, 545 lb. bench press, and 710 lb. deadlift) while sustaining three broken ribs.[2] Doug is credited with benching 612 pounds in 1978 while wearing just a T-shirt.[3]

American football offensive guard Bob Young was his older brother.

Death[edit]

On October 7, 2005, in Abilene, Texas, Doug suffered a massive heart attack and died instantly.[4]

Personal Records[edit]

  • Squat - 722 pounds (327 kg)
  • Bench press - 612 pounds (278 kg)
  • Deadlift - 738 pounds (335 kg)
  • Total - 2,072 pounds (940 kg)

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