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Gainesville's Tim Moon bench presses 805 pounds to win national title in Illinois
53-year-old was lifting in World United Amateur Powerlifting US Nationals
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Gainesville's Tim Moon holds his awards after winning the national title with a bench press of 805 pounds at the World United Amateur Powerlifters Meet on Saturday in Peoria, Illinois. - photo by For The Times

Gainesville’s Tim Moon captured another national championship in the bench press, locking out 805 pounds at the World United Amateur Powerlifters US Nationals on Saturday in Peoria, Illinois.

Moon, 53, hit his winning mark on his third lift, after missing on his second lift at 777. After claiming victory and best lifter status for the meet, he attempted but missed on 826, trying to beat his world-record of 821.

Moon is now qualified for the World Championships, which will take place in Prague in October.

Moon’s next event will be the American Powerlifting Committee’s Championship next month at the Iron Beast Gym in Gainesville. 

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