The 33-year-old lifted 249kg, but could have still been beaten by defending champion Qi Dong who got 242kg on his second. However he failed failed on his final attempt with 250kg.
Here is the 249kg Bench Press World Record.
Made it look pretty easy & didn’t need anybody to help unrack the bar.
In other news:
The Men’s +100kg didn’t see its first 300+ kg bench press.
Siamand Rahman set two Paralympic records and won gold in the +100kg category. He opened with 270kg (Paralympic recrod already). Got 280kg on his second. Being no puss he went for 301kg which would have been the world record, but was red lighted. Video here.