Record-breaking Petersen-Griffith finishes seventh at Sheffield Powerlifting in England


Guyanese Carlos Petersen-Griffith has certainly left an indelible impression on the world stage as he briefly held the world record in the Men’s 93kg squat at the Sheffield Powerlifting Championship in England over the weekend.

On his second lift, Petersen-Griffith powered to a remarkable squad of 332.5 kg to erase the previous record of 331.5kg set minutes earlier by Gavin Adin.

A former junior world champion, Adin reclaimed the record at 337kg as Petersen-Griffith failed in his attempt at 337.5kg.

However, Petersen-Griffith took the South American record for the squat and ended seventh overall at the elite championships as still managed 182.5kg bench press, and a 360kg deadlift, totaling 875kg and having a World Record percentage of 98.5 (888.0kg).

According to competition rules, any world record broken (squat, bench press, deadlift, and total) at the event receives £5,000 (G$1,320,000 approximately), and for finishing seventh, he is expected to be rewarded with £1,750 (G$462,000).

Sweden’s Gustav Hedlund won gold, followed by Americans Jonathan Cayco and Delaney Wallace.

Petersen-Griffith qualified for the Sheffield Powerlifting championship by winning silver at the International Powerlifting Federation World Championship in New Zealand last year.

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