Meanwhile in Russia at the 2014 Battle of Champions…
On his 4th attempt Kirill Sarychev got a 326kg Raw Bench Press (718 lbs) at 179kg bodyweight.
Update: Here is the recording of the whole session.
Update: Here is another interview he did after the meet.
- had to take medication to calm his nerves down and disconnected from all communications
- can see himself be competitive against Malanichev, but wants to do it raw.
- likes to eat tvorog before bed
- almost never does a max in the gym, biggest press in his 12-14 week prep was 300kg
Also worth a mention is Roman Eremashvili’s 218kg Bench Press at 67.4kg from the comp.
Related: 327.5kg from Eric Spoto