(Source: www.straitstimes.com)

SINGAPORE – Singapore teenager Matthew Yap broke the world squat record in the men’s Under-66kg sub-junior division at the World Classic Powerlifting Championships on Sunday (June 18).

After picking up a slight cramp during his first attempt, the 18-year-old skipped his second attempt to recover from it, before hitting 208kg on his final attempt in Minsk, Belarus.

The previous world record of 207.5kg was held by Sweden’s Eddie Berglund.

This result adds a gold medal to Yap’s collection of two silver medals (bench press and overall) at the competition which ends on June 25.

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