Nabil Lahlou (75KG) Deadlifts Raw All-Time World Record of 342.4 Kilograms (755 Pounds)

Once again, Lahlou has outdone himself.

Chances are, when powerlifter Nabil Lahlou loads up his barbell with an unfathomable amount of weight, he’s going to make jaws drop to the floor. The athlete’s latest remarkable feat in a sanctioned competitive context was no different.

On July 8, 2023, during the 2023 World Raw Powerlifting Federation (WRPF) Drug Tested Give Me Liberty or Give Me Chaos, Lahlou successfully locked out a 342.4-kilogram (755-pound) top raw deadlift. The mark is an official drug-tested World Record in Lahlou’s 75-kilogram weight class, helping him to a first-place performance. The deadlift surpasses Taylor Atwood’s previous record by 1.9 kilograms (4.4 pounds). Atwood notched the past benchmark of 340.4 kilograms (750.6 pounds) at the 2021 USA Powerlifting (USAPL) Raw Nationals. Lahlou wore just a lifting belt for assistive equipment on his deadlift and completed it from a sumo stance with a traditional grip.

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In addition to his new World Record pull, Lahlou captured respective all-time drug-tested competition bests on his squat (252.5 kilograms/556.6 pounds), his bench press (140 kilograms/308.6 pounds), and his final total (735 kilograms/1,620.4 pounds).

Here’s an overview of the athlete’s complete performance at the WRPR-organized competition:

Nabil Lahlou (75KG) | 2023 WRPF Drug Tested Give Me Liberty or Give Me Chaos Top Stats

  • Squat — 252.5 kilograms (556.6 pounds) | All-Time Drug-Tested Competition Best
  • Bench Press — 140 kilograms (308.6 pounds) | All-Time Drug-Tested Competition Best
  • Deadlift — 342.4 kilograms (755 pounds) | All-Time Drug-Tested World Record
  • Total — 735 kilograms/1,620.4 pounds | All-Time Drug-Tested Competition Best

Even though he’s still in his early 20s, Lahlou is no stranger to rewriting the record books with his pulling prowess. Per the Open Powerlifting database, the powerlifter is the all-time raw deadlift World Record holder in the 67.5-kilogram weight class with a pull of 322.5 kilograms (711 pounds) at the 2022 WRPF The Freaks Come Out At Night.

To date, according to his personal page on Open Powerlifting, Lahlou can boast 15 victories as an Open and Juniors competitor in a career that began in November 2020. Lahlou has fallen short of a win on four occasions and has only competed raw at the time of this writing.

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There’s no doubt Lahlou has established himself as a young dynamo in strength sports, especially when it comes to deadlifting. The athlete hasn’t yet announced his upcoming competitive plans but seems certain to put on a show whenever they arrive.

Featured image: @nabil_lahlou on Instagram

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