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Shane Hamman is a powerlifter turned to weightlifter! Shane Hamman is now the no.1

Shane Hamman is a powerlifter turned to weightlifter! Shane Hamman is now the no.1 weightlifter in the USA and is considerd by many to be the strongest man in america. He hold several weight lifting records in the 105kg class.

Shane Hamman is sometimes called the strongest man in America and was the first American to lift over 900 pounds in the two combined weightlifting events. Since 1997 he has won a gold medal at every American Senior National Championship.

Shane Hamman was a wrestler and football player in high school and grew strong from lifting large heavy fruit pallets from his family's store. By the age of 18 Shane Hamman had broken several teenage records. When Shane left high school he trained as a powerlifter. But when he saw the olympics in 1996, he was impressed and decided to switch style to Olympic-style weightlifting.

Shane Hamman competed in the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney and finished 10th overall. In the 2004 Summer Olympics he finished 7th in the 105kg category and set a new American record for his total of 430 kg and his clean and jerk of 237.5 kg.

Shane also plays basketball and golf. Despite his 350lb bodyweight, he can hit a golf ball 350 yards (320 m), do a standing back flip, and leap vertically three feet. Amazing!

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