Blaine Sumner is without a doubt, one of the most impressive powerlifters in the world today. He expanded on that further, with a big performance over the weekend.
Sumner competed at the IPF World Open Championships, in Dubai UAE. This is among the biggest powerlifting meets in the world. Therefore, Blaine had been training hard in the lead up to the event. As a result, he took the platform well prepared, and that was clearly shown.
Sumner had a great showing, which culminated in him walking away with two new records. Competing in the 120kg+ weight class, Blaine is not stranger to new records. However, this time around, he extended his bench press record to 495kg (1091lb). Add that to his 495kg (1,091lbs) squat and his 355kg (783lbs) deadlift, and Sumner scored a record setting total of 1275.5kg (2812lb).
He posted video of his showing, along with a lengthy message, to Instagram
“2019 IPF Open World Championships in Dubai –
World Champion in the Super Heavyweight class
Squat: 1,091 lbs
Bench: 938 lbs (World Record)
Deadlift: 783 lbs
Total: 2,811 lbs (World Record, biggest total in IPF history)
Too many people to thank but I am also extremely grateful for @usapl_ms for the additional game day coaching and handling. I am not a fun or easy person to be around during competition. All my co-workers for the support and handling things so I can get away for events with minimal stress. And finally everyone that has ever supported me or cheered for me! Thank you all!-“
This is a bewildering showing from Sumner. It is incredible to think that every time he steps on the platform, he continues getting better. He continues to further his lifts everywhere, but in particular his bench. Subsequently, he continues to extend his record for total lift, as a byproduct.
Blaine Sumner never ceases to amaze and impress viewers at every single powerlifting meet he appear at.