Konstantīns Konstantinovs

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Konstantīns Konstantinovs
Born Konstantin Konstantinov
(1978-06-06) June 6, 1978 (age 39)
Liepāja, Latvian SSR, Soviet Union
Occupation Powerlifting
Known for WPC Raw Powerlifting World Champion
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight 273 - 286 lb (124 - 130kg) active
Competition record
Representing  Latvia
WPC Raw World Powerlifting Championships[1]
3rd 2009 140kg
1st 2011 140kg
WPC Junior World Powerlifting Championships[2]
1st 2002 125kg
GPC World Powerlifting Championships[2]
1st 2003 125kg
Champions Battle Raw Deadlift Challenge[2]
3rd 2010 140kg

Konstantīns Konstantinovs (Russian: Константи́н Константи́нов, born 1978 in Liepāja) is a Latvian competitor in the sport of powerlifting. His raw deadlift of 426 kg (939 lbs), done in 2009, used to be the all-time highest official raw deadlift in history.[3] Today, it's still the world record for the biggest raw deadlift without a belt in an official competition. The official raw deadlift record with a belt is currently held by Benedikt Magnússon with a lift of 460,4 kg (1,015 lbs), set in April 2, 2011.

Powerlifting career[edit]

Konstantinovs won the 2002 WPC Junior World Powerlifting Championships and the 2003 GPC World Powerlifting Championships both in the 125 kilograms (276 lb) weight class.[2]

Konstantinovs finished third at the 2010 Champions Battle Raw Deadlift Challenge behind 3 time WPC World Champion and 2009 WPC Raw World Champion Andrey Belyaev and popular Russian strongman/Olympic weightlifter Mikhail Koklyaev on June 25, 2010 in Arhangelsk, Russia.[4]

Konstantinovs won the 2011 WPC Raw World Powerlifting Championships title on Nov. 18, 2011 in Riga, Latvia in the 140 kilograms (310 lb) weight class with a 960 kilograms (2,120 lb) total.[1] He also placed third at the 2009 WPC Raw World Championships in Rostov-na-Donu, Russia.

Private life[edit]

Konstantinovs works as a professional bodyguard to earn his living.

Personal Powerlifting Records[edit]

done in official competition

  • Raw Squat no knee wraps - 705.5 lbs (320.0 kg) @275 lb (125 kg) class[5]
  • Raw Squat with knee wraps - 738.5 lbs (335.0 kg) @308 lb (140 kg) class[5]
  • Raw Bench Press without belt - 584.2 lbs (265.0 kg) @275 lb (125 kg) class[5]
  • Equipped Deadlift with power suit - 948.0 lbs (430.0 kg) @275 lb (125 kg) class[5]
  • Raw Deadlift - 904.2 lbs (411.0 kg) @275 lb (125 kg) class[6]
  • Raw Deadlift without belt - 939.2 lbs (426.0 kg) @308 lb (140 kg) class[6]
→ current all-time raw (unequipped) deadlift world records in the 308lb and 275lb class (open and drug-tested)[6]
  • Raw Powerlifting Total no knee wraps - 2171.6 lbs (705.5/584.2/881.9) @275 lb class/985.0 kg (320.0/265.0/400.0) @125 kg class[5]
  • Raw Powerlifting Total with knee wraps - 2217.9 lbs (727.5/551.2/939.2) @308 lb class/1006.0 kg (330.0/250.0/426.0) @140 kg class[5]
→ current all-time drug-tested raw (unequipped) powerlifting total world records in the 308lb and 275lb class[6]

See also[edit]