Luke Vella ready for his world record attempt
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Luke Vella attempts to set new deadlift world record

A fitness instructor from Bath is waiting to hear if he has set a new world record for deadlifting.

The current record stands at 5,520kg.

Luke Vella, 29, hoped to beat it with a lift of 5,600kg.

To be successful he had 60 seconds to lift 126kg off the ground 44 times.

Mr Vella hopes to raise £5,000 for The Grand Appeal, the Bristol Children's Hospital Charity.

A film of his record attempt has been sent to Guinness World Records to be verified.

  • 28 Apr 2016
  • From the section Bristol