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Powerlifting is a strength sport consisting of three events: the bench press, the squat, and the deadlift. Powerlifting Olympic weightlifting, disciplines lifting weights in three attempts. sport known 'odd lifts' format Strongman events odd lifts became standardized three events (squat, bench, deadlift) powerlifting. Powerlifters compete raw or equipped. During the 1950s, Olympic weightlifting United States, bodybuilding and powerlifting gained followers. In 1958, the AAU's National Weightlifting Committee recognizing records for 'odd lifts', AAU 'meets'. national powerlifting championship York Barbell Company, Ironically, Bob Hoffman, powerlifting. powerlifting equipment to make up for the sales it had lost on Olympic-style equipment. During the late 1950s, Hoffman's York Barbell Company, Olympic lifting Olympic- magazine "Health and Strength" Joe Weider's Bob Hoffman's) influence world of weightlifting Hoffman started another magazine (Muscular Development) bodybuilding fast-growing interest in 'odd-lift' competitions. Editor world-renowned John Grimek. 1950s early 1960s 'odd lift' events gradually developed 'powerlifting' -- the bench press, the squat, and the deadlift (and lifted in that order). Bob Hoffman "The Powerlifting Tournament of America" in 1964 US National powerlifting championships. 1965 USA National Powerlifting Championships. lifting in Britain. (BAWLA) Society of Amateur Weightlifters 42 recognised lifts, the "Strength Set" (Curl, Bench Press, and Squat) standard competition lifts, 1966, the Society of Amateur Weightlifters re-joined BAWLA and, American 'Powerlifting' lifts, Curl Deadlift. BAWLA British Powerlifting Championship was held in 1966. World Powerlifting Championships Weights were in pounds. Bench Press. bench shirts or squat suits, various interpretations regarding the use of and length of knee wraps and weightlifting belts. No such thing as the IPF yet, no World Records. Mike Shaw, 52 kg class, no 100 kg class, and no 125 kg class. One of the American Superheavyweights, Jim Williams (nicknamed 'Chimes') benched 660 lbs on a second attempt (no shirt), and almost locked-out 680 lbs on a third. Some other notable lifts -- Larry Pacifico benched the equivalent of 235 kg in the 90 kg class; John Kuc deadlifted 397½ kg; and Vince Anello attempted 362½ kg (800 lbs) at 90. In 1972 the 'second' World Championships were held, this time over two days -- 10 and 11 November. This time there were 8 lifters from Great Britain (two of whom, Ron Collins and John Pegler, did stints as Referees), 6 Canadians, 2 Puerto Ricans, 3 Zambians, and 1 from the West Indies. With 67 lifters in all, the other 47 were Americans. Lifts were still measured in pounds, the bench press was the first lift, and there were still no suits, power belts, or fancy wraps. Britain's Precious McKenzie won his 'second' world title with 550 kg at 56. Mike Shaw 'lost' his world title, won the previous year, to American Jack Keammerer. Ron Collins made up for his 'bomb' on the bench in '71 and stormed to the 75 kg title. Pacifico just won against another American, Mel Hennessey, at 110 kg, both with enormous benches of 260 kg and 255 kg. At Super (over 110 kg) John Kuc beat Jim Williams. Kuc attempting a 397½ (875 lbs) deadlift again, and Williams benching a massive 307½ (675 lbs) before just missing with 317½ (700 lbs). John Cole, the winner of the US Senior Championships with 1,075 kg, didn't show up to take on Cole.
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