Action continued today at the IPF World Open Powerlifting Championships in Dubai ©Olympic Channel/Twitter

Ukraine's Oleksiy Bychkov and Canada's Rhaea Stinn both registered world record-breaking totals at the International Powerlifting Federation World Open Championships in Dubai.

Bychkov claimed the men's 120 kilograms title with 1,132.5kg at the United Arab Emirates city's Hamdan Sports Complex.

Lithuania's Amandas Paulauskas finished second with 1,080kg, while France's Sofiane Belkesir came third with 1,057.5kg.

Stinn, meanwhile, secured the women's 84kg crown with 685kg.

The Canadian twice broke the bench press world record after managing 205kg with her second attempt and 212.5kg with her third.

The United States' Natalie Hanson was the overall silver medallist with 662.5kg, followed in the standings by The Netherlands' Ankie Timmers with 650kg.

There was also a world record set in the deadlift after Dutchwoman Iris Kensenhuis put 251kg on the board.

Action concludes tomorrow, with medals awarded in the men's over-120kg and women's over-84kg categories.