Mikhail Koklyaev is a six-time Russian National weightlifting champion, strongman competitor and powerlifter.
He has powered into the WSM finals twice now, and had four First Place wins in the Strongman Champions League. He’s also a seven-time Top Five finalist in the Arnold Strongman Classic.
Mikhail won the +125 kg class in the 2012 WPC Raw European Championships on April 26, 2012 with a 340 kg (750lb) squat, 225 kg (496 lb) bench press, and a 400 kg (880lb) deadlift. On December 16, 2012, at the Chelyabinsk region championship, Mikhail had a raw squat of 360 kg (793 lbs), raw bench of 230 kg (507 lbs), and raw deadlift of 417.5 kg (920 lbs), making his raw total 1007.5 kg (2,221 lbs). These incredible stats mean he most definitely one to watch in upcoming WSM contests…