Wednesday, June 2, 2010

ROBERT O SMITH 1942 - 2010.


Canadian Bench Press King Robert O Smith passed away this morning, Sunday May 30th at 9:20 am, after a brave battle with pancreas cancer. Robert O had many successful decades of competing in all aspects of the Iron Game, but will probably be best remembered for setting the All Time 65 year old plus Bench Press Record of 578 lbs. As recently as last October he won his division at The WABDL World Championships where he also achieved a "Best Lifter" award. Robert O Smith is a true Lifting Legend, a Giant in the Powerlifting Community and will be missed by all that knew and lifted with him.

"Where Robert O is now: The bar is always loaded, the lifts are always light and there will always be three white lights for Robert O Smith."

( Jody Cranston / Robert O Smith Tribute ).