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Nebraska power lifter posts personal best

July 22, 2010

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Wednesday was a monumental day for powerlifter Gregory Blankman and his family. Blankman, 24, of Plattsmouth, Neb., brought home four medals at the 2010 Special Olympics USA National Games. In the squat competition, he placed second with a lift of 275.6 pounds. This lift also was his personal best. In the bench press competition, Blankman pressed 181.9 pounds. In the deadlift event, he lifted 314.2 pounds. In the all around triple competition, Blankman brought home the silver medal.


Gregory Blankman receives his silver medal from Michael Kemp, executive board member of Special Olympics Nebraska.

Photo: Amanda Schutz, University of Nebraska-Lincoln


Gregory Blankman displays his powerlifting pose at the awards ceremony.

Photo: Amanda Schutz, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

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  1. I am from Lincoln, and went to a few events the last couple days. I was tickled to be there to see Greg lift his personal best yesterday. It was awesome!

    Congratulations, Greg! Go team Nebraska!

    Comment by Sue, NE, U.S. — July 22, 2010 @ 2:15 pm

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