March 22, 2022
The French phenom, Prescillia “Lya” Bavoil, continues to surprise and impress the powerlifting world when she won the best overall lifter at the 2022 FFForce French Nationals over the past weekend.
Lya Bavoil competed at the powerlifting event on March 19-20th in Albi, France. This marks the sixth consecutive year she won the National Championship. Bavoil ended up setting two unofficial IPF World Records in the 69kg (151.8lbs) weight class. She went 8 for 9 of her lifts, just missing the lockout on her third deadlift attempt for 235kg (518.1lbs)
Bavoil started strong after squatting 210.5kg (464lbs), which is 5kg (11lbs) heavier than the current IPF record, which was set by her last year at the 2021 EPE European Classic Powerlifting Championships.
Even though squat may be her best lift, she also managed to set a new French record in her third attempt on the bench press, where she pushed 115kg (253.5lbs).
Last up was the deadlift, where she started strong and nearly hit a massive 235kg (518.1lbs) deadlift but just couldn’t lock it out at the top.
All in all, her total also set an unofficial IPF record with 550.5kg (1213.6lbs), which would also best the current record by 2.5kg (5.5lbs), which she set last year.
Total: 550.5 kg (1213.6 lbs) Unofficial IPF World Record
Prescillia “Lya” Bavoil is a French powerlifter that has captivated the strength world. She’s 28 years old, and besides being one of the best powerlifters in the world, she’s a full-time teacher and a Gymshark athlete.
She’s spoken about growing up a quiet kid, and she started to train around 21-22 years old. She’s also an advocate for people on the spectrum as she mentions that she has Asperger’s and uses this and other struggles as motivation in her lifting career.
Bavoil is on a winning streak with 9 Ws in her recent competitions. In 21 contests, she only failed to make the podium twice. Last year she had a fantastic year after she won both the World and European Championships.
Another outstanding showing by Bavoil is setting the stage for her to have a great 2022. Next on her sights is the World Classic Powerlifting Championships that are set to take place on June 6-12th In Sun City, South Africa. We’ll keep you updated on her incredible journey; her story is far from being over.
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