Lars Hedlund

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Lars Hedlund
Born Sweden Sweden
Occupation Strongman, powerlifting
Height 191 cm (6 ft 3 in)
Weight 137 kg (302 lb)
Competition record
Representing  Sweden
World's Strongest Man
3rd 1978 World's Strongest Man
2nd 1979 World's Strongest Man
2nd 1980 World's Strongest Man
Europe's Strongest Man
1st 1981 Europe's Strongest Man
Representing  Sweden
IPF World Powerlifting Championships[1]
6th 1977 IPF World Championships +110kg
3rd 1979 IPF World Championships +110kg
EPF European Powerlifting Championships[1]
3rd 1978 EPF European Championships +110kg
2nd 1979 EPF European Championships +110kg
1st 1980 EPF European Championships +125kg
NPF Nordic Powerlifting Championships[1]
1st 1979 NPF Nordic Championships +110kg

Lars Hedlund was a former strongman and powerlifter from Sweden.


Lars competed in three World's Strongest Man contests, finishing second at the 1979 and 1980 World's Strongest Man, and third in 1978.[2][3] Lars also won Europe's Strongest Man in 1981.


Lars was a European Powerlifting champion in 1980, and the Scandinavian Powerlifting champion in 1979.[1] He competed twice at the IPF World Powerlifting Championships in 1977 finishing 6th, and in 1979 finishing third.[1] Lars set numerous bench press world records throughout his powerlifting career, his best lift was 628 pounds (285 kg) raw in 1980 in Copenhagen, Denmark.[1]


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