4th December 2023

Drake Slattery, a 16-year-old at American Fork Excessive College (Utah), has set a brand new world file for deadlifting.

Checking in at simply 132 kilos, Slattery set a brand new file in his weight class by deadlifting 423 kilos on the 2023 United States Powerlifting Nationals on July 10 in Las Vegas.

Slattery informed Heather W. Smith at ABC4 Utah that he practices 4-6 instances per week, however he additionally has different pursuits, together with snowboarding, which is what impressed him to get into weightlifting within the first place.

“”There was simply one thing about it, it was completely different. It felt particular to me… Each time I’d accomplish one thing like a brand new max or a brand new one thing or I used to be in a position to rep a weight greater than I used to be in a position to up to now, it made me really feel a way of accomplishment, and it actually helped with my vanity and helped me really feel lots higher about myself.”

Subsequent up, Slattery will probably be competing this fall in London, the place he’ll try to interrupt his personal deadlifting file by going for 450 kilos, then he’ll go for the Junior Squat World Report.

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