A resident of Yakutia Sergey Nikiforov won the gold medal at the world weightlifting Championships, organized by WPC in the U.S. city of Orlando, reports Ykt.Ru.
71-year-old resident of Yakutsk were among the veterans in the weight category up to 82.5 kg. In the discipline of “bench press” it lifted a weight of 130 pounds. Younger rivals, the 61-year-old American and a 42-year-old Portuguese – are unable to overcome this threshold.
“My father started powerlifting after 40 years, and it became his biggest hobby. In the championship he stopped short of the world record is 135 pounds, but despite this, happy with the performance. Today, he leaves home,” — said the publication of his son Gavril Nikiforov.
Sergey Nikiforov is the two — time world and European champion, silver medalist of Europe in powerlifting. The champion of Russia on bench press 160 pounds in weight category of 75 kilograms to 60 years. Is honorary Builder of Yakutia.
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