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
Representing  United States
IPF World Championships
Gold medal – first place 1975 Birmingham – 56 kg
Gold medal – first place 1976 York – 56 kg
Gold medal – first place 1977 Perth – 56 kg
Gold medal – first place 1978 Turku – 60 kg
Gold medal – first place 1979 Dayton – 56 kg
Gold medal – first place 1980 Arlington – 60 kg
Gold medal – first place 1981 Calcutta – 60 kg
Gold medal – first place 1982 Munich – 56 kg
Gold medal – first place 1983 Goteborg – 56 kg
Gold medal – first place 1984 Dallas – 56 kg
Gold medal – first place 1986 The Hague – 60 kg
Gold medal – first place 1987 Fredrikstad – 60 kg
Gold medal – first place 1988 Perth – 60 kg
Gold medal – first place 1989 Sydney – 60 kg
Gold medal – first place 1990 The Hague – 60 kg
Silver medal – second place 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 person in human history to deadlift five times his own bodyweight - a feat still unmatched - lifting 661 pounds (300 kg) at a bodyweight of 132 pounds (60 kg). 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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