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The African Elephant is capable of lifting more weight than any other animal. Elephants lift in two different ways – by lifting with their trunk or biting and lifting. The trunk-lift method allows the elephant to lift 300 kg (659 pounds), and bite and lift method can do 500 kg (1102 pounds). The human weightlifting record is held by Hossein Rezazadeh of Iran, who broke the record by lifting 263 kg (579.8) pounds by the “clean and jerk” method in the 2004 Olympic games in Athens.
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