Bendigo powerlifter Kevin Gray for world record tilt

Kevin Gray is ready for his world record attempt. Picture: DARREN HOWE
Kevin Gray is ready for his world record attempt. Picture: DARREN HOWE


Bendigo's own pocket dynamo Kevin Gray eyes world powerlifting record

Bendigo powerlifter Kevin Gray sets new national squat record

REAL Strength Gym Castlemaine coach Dean Mawby has declared his powerlifting sensation Kevin Gray ready for his world record attempt in Sydney later this month.

Gray will be attempting to better the world 59 kilogram class squat record, currently held by Russian legend Sergey Fedosienko.

The 32-year-old pocket dynamo set a new Australian squat record in December, with a lift of 222.5kgs.

He will need a squat of 228 kgs to better the world mark.

Gray will have his final heavy squat training session in Castlemaine tonight (Tuesday), where he would make an unofficial attempt on the record.

Mawby was confident Gray was on track to become a world record holder.

"His preparation has gone extremely well, no dramas. He's well ahead of where he needs to be," he said.

"Last week he squatted 210 kgs for two sets of five. This calculates out to 242.5 kgs for a single.

"Kevin will attempt the current world record for two to four reps. He's ecstatic."

Gray, who hails from New Zealand but now lives in Bendigo, will attempt the world record at an international event at the new convention centre in Darling Harbour on April 29.

The man whose record Gray is chasing is one considered one of the biggest names in international powerlifting.

Fedosienko is the owner of 10 world titles, won between 2003 and 2015.

Kevin Gray. Picture: DARREN HOWE

Kevin Gray. Picture: DARREN HOWE