Julius Maddox has taken another shot at the All Time Raw Bench Record. He got the American Record at 723 lbs first which he missed last meet then went for the world record at 739 and missed it in his usual style (with his close grip fast off the chest and running into a hard sticking point at mid range).
I thought he’d have it this time considering he was matching or beating the rep PRs of Sarychev who currently holds the WR when he was at that level but I guess Sarychev the previous record holder’s technique holds up better at max weight.
Maddox has definitely progressed fast so I think he’ll get it next time unless there’s some mental self block mind games going on here for him. It’s a shame Sarychev didn’t commit more to improving on his bench record because he probably had more in the tank if he went for it like 5-15kg at least