Williams Lake powerlifter Blair Fisher is a new world record holder.
Fisher competed Jan. 25 in Calgary, Alta., at the Raw Prairie Power Open, lifting in the masters 50-54, 308 pound, weight class to a 100 per cent raw dead lift of 573 pounds — good enough to beat the previous world record of 557 pounds.
“It’s exciting for me,” Fisher said. “I’ve had a bunch of Canadian records before but never a world record.
“I competed back in September with the same organization and deadlifted 550 pounds, and at that time I found out the record was 557 so I had that in the back of my mind when I came back for this one.”
Fisher added close to 55 lifters took part in the competition.
“It was a good meet,” he said.
“It was well run, drug tested and unequipped, no lifting equipment. That was different for me and that was just the second raw meet I’ve done, so it was a big change.”