A Sioux Falls man won the gold medal today at the World Men's Bench Press Championships in Kaunas, Lithuania.

Jona Leo, competing in the 120+ kg weight division, lifted the highest total of 360.5 kg. That is equal to 795 pounds, a new world record.

Six other Americans competed in the event in other various weight classes. Leo was the only American to bring home gold.

The United States as a team placed 8th overall.