Doug Young (powerlifter)

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Doug Young
Born Richard Douglas Young
(1944-08-21)August 21, 1944
Died October 7, 2005(2005-10-07) (Age 61)
Residence Texas, United States
Occupation Powerlifter
Known for IPF World Powerlifting Champion
Height 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight 275 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 Friday 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 - 2,017 pounds (915 kg)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Powerlifting Database "Young, Doug"
  2. ^ 70's Big Archived December 3, 2010, at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ 70's Big "Doug Young"
  4. ^ "Doug Young" (Oct 12, 2005) Tim Wescott`s-Weights On The Web

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