Indiana man breaks weightlifting world record

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Posted on March 7, 2014 at 5:50 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- A Corydon, Indiana native broke the international powerlifting world record.

Mike Tusch-Scherer broke the record in deadlift at 819 pounds during a festival in Columbus, Ohio recently.

He currently lives in Italy where his wife is stationed with the Air Force.

His family still lives in Corydon, Indiana.

He talked to us over the phone from Italy about his big win. He said practice makes perfect.

He's now focusing on the next challenge: Winning the 2014 Powerlifting World Championship in South Africa in June.

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