Ray Williams won the final gold medal of the Championships ©IPF

United States' Ray Williams earned gold as the World Classic Powerlifting Championships came to a close in Calgary.

Williams would lead the way in the men's over-120 kilogram competition at the Rally Pointe Center in the Canadian city.

The American was able to achieve a squat of 442.5kg to put himself in contention for the overall title.

He then produced a world record deadlift of 398.5kg.

Algeria’s Ilyas Boughalem was the only other lifter to manage a world record today, as he lifted 281.5kg in the bench press event.

Boughalem would not finish among the medals in the overall event, whereas Williams stood on top of the podium.

A total lift of 1,083.5kg across the disciplines saw Williams earn the gold medal to continue American success at the Championships.

He was followed by Canada’s Kelly Branton, who finished as the runner-up on 985kg.

The podium was completed by Estonia’s Siim Rast, after he managed 917.5kg.

The host nation celebrated a final gold medal, as Erik Willis topped the standings in the men's under-120kg division.

Willis would manage a total of 900kg, which was matched by Poland's Piotr Sadowski.

Due to being the lighter lifter, Willis clinched the gold medal in front of his rival.

Bronze was earned by Lithuania's Amandas Paulauskas, after he achieved a total of 880kg.

The Championships were run by the International Powerlifting Federation.