| Texas, United States|
5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
275 lb (125 kg)
| Richard Douglas Young|
August 21, 1944 (1944-08-21)
October 7, 2005, Abilene, Texas, United States
International Powerlifting Federation
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Doug Young (August 21, 1944 – October 7, 2005) was an American national and world powerlifting champion multiple times throughout his career while competing in the 242 lb. and 275 lb. weight classes.
Doug won his third straight world championship title at the 1977 IPF world championships. He posted a 1,956 pound total (699 lb. squat, 545 lb. bench press, and 710 lb. deadlift) while sustaining three broken ribs. Doug is credited with bench of 612 pounds in 1978 while wearing just a t-shirt.
American football offensive guard Bob Young was his older brother.
On Friday October 7, 2005, in Abilene, Texas, Doug suffered a massive heart attack and died instantly.Squat - 722 pounds (327 kg)
Bench press - 612 pounds (278 kg)
Deadlift - 738 pounds (335 kg)
Total - 2,017 pounds (915 kg)
Doug Young (powerlifter) Wikipedia