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June 14, 2022
The 2022 International Powerlifting Federation (IPF) Classic World Championships hosted in Sun City, South Africa came to a close on June 11th. The competition that started on June 6th lasted for six days and saw many new world records set in multiple weight classes in both the men’s and women’s divisions.
Let’s look at the final results from the 2022 IPF World Championships below!
The biggest event in powerlifting took place across six action-packed days down in South Africa where we saw some truly inspiring performances. New world records were set in the Men’s 66, 83, 93 and 120+ kg classes while the women’s 47, 52, 57, 76 and 84+ kg classes also produced new IPF raw world records.
After six days of pushing iron around, we have the winners listed below in both all weight divisions and their respective weight categories.
Starting with the 66 kg class we saw American lifter Jonathan Garcia put up a new raw squat record of 271 kg. Even with that massive lift he came in second behind Sweden’s Eddie Berglund who set a new IPF world record total with 710 kg!
In the 83 kg division we saw Asein Enahoro of Hungary break the deadlift record with 362.5 kg pull which helped him land a third place finish. Then in the 93 kg class we saw multiple world records including Chance Mitchell’s new deadlift world record of 373.5 kg and 878.5 kg total. Fellow American Jonathan Cayco landed in third place with the help of his new world record in bench press with 238.5 kg.
In the super heavyweight class it was Ilyas Boughalem of Algeria who put up a new IPF bench press world record of 291.5 kg which secured him a second place finish as Jesus Oliveras of the USA took the gold medal with a dominant performance.
Here are the top three finishers in each weight class with their total weight lifted:
The women put on quite a show beginning in the 47 kg class when Tiffany Chapon of France set three new world records (squat ,deadlift, total) and came in first place while Heather Connor set a world record in deadlift with 185 kg to win second place.
The 52 kg weight class also saw multiple world records set when Noemie Allabert put up a total of 438 kg and Pleun Dekker squatted 168.5 kg setting a new record. It’s also worth mentioning that Farid Farhanna set a new deadlift record of 197 kg although she didn’t finish in the top three.
In the 57 kg class Joy Nnamani from the UK won gold with the help of her new world record deadlift of 228 kg. Other world records set in this category were Bobbie Butters squat of 183 kg and Donna Berglund’s bench press of 123 kg.
In the 67 kg class it was Jessica Buettner of Canada who stole the show with a new raw squat of 218.5 kg and deadlift record of 261.5 kg. These lifts led to her tying Agata Sitko’s world record total of 585 kg. Beuttner won the gold because she weighed in slightly less than Sitko at 75.25 kg vs 75.65 kg. Beuttner’s deadlift is the heaviest raw deadlift across all women's weight classes!
Last but not least in the 84+ kg class it was Bonica Brown who set a new squat record with 273.5 kg and a new total world record with 668.5 kg!
Here are the eight women’s weight classes and top finishes with their total weight lifted.
SET FOR SET congratulates all the athletes who competed at the 2022 IPF World Championships. These men and women put on a spectacle for the world to see with their amazing lifts.
How many more world records do you think these athletes will destroy in the near future?
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