Nathan Damron Pulls Off a 210kg Block Clean

American weightlifter Nathan Damron lifts heavy and lifts often. Personally, if we’d squatted a personal record of 310 kilograms (683 pounds) this week, we’d have taken some time off.

But the 20-year-old headed right back into the gym the following day. One day after his back squat PR, he posted a 240 kilogram (529.1 pound) front squat:

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(We’ll forgive him for having trouble reracking that one.)

Two days later, Damron then posted a PR pause squat of 290 kilograms (639.3 pounds), and barely a day after that, we were treated to a mammoth block clean of 210 kilograms, or 463 pounds. Keep in mind that he weighs 98 kilograms right now, or 216 pounds. Take a look at the extraordinary block clean below.

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Damron truly is one of America’s most promising young weightlifters. Among his many athletic achievements, he is the Junior American record holder in the snatch, clean & jerk, and total; he’s a three-time junior Pan American/World Team Member, and he took home a silver medal in the USA Weightlifting American Open last year. Damron was competing in the 94kg category and set a new Junior American snatch record at the open with a 160kg (352lb) lift. Here’s a clip of him snatching 160kg with straps.

A post shared by Nathan damron (@nathandamron94) on Nov 18, 2016 at 6:27pm PST

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He lives in Clemmons, North Carolina and trains at Mash Elite Performance under Travis Mash, a former World Champion in powerlifting and world class Olympic weightlifter. (Damron also dabbles in tricking, and has been seen pulling off the occasional one-legged back flip.)

We’re looking forward to seeing what he brings to the table during competition in 2017. The current -94kg American Senior record for the clean & jerk is Kendrick Farris’s 211kg (465.1lb). Damron’s PR is 205kg. Watch this space.

Featured image via @nathandamron94 on Instagram.

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