January 16th, 2019

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Doug Hepburn (Canada): Vancouver, 1954


History in Color:


August 1954, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada – Legendary Canadian heavyweight Douglas Hepburn wins the 90+kg class of the 1954 British Empire and Commonwealth Games at the Exhibition Gardens, Pacific National Exhibition in Vancouver.


Hepburn finished with a new Games record, 470kg in total (167.5+135+167.5) and won the title of a heavyweight champion of the tournament.


Douglas Hepburn is a cult strongman figure in the history of Iron Game. Here are some of his strength PB’s:



  • Press: 381

  • Snatch: 300

  • C&J: 383

  • Bench: 545*

  • Squat: 750

  • Deadlift: 705

  • Press f/rack: 445

  • Push Press: 445