On June 6, in the course of the 2022 Worldwide Powerlifting Federation (IPF) World Traditional Powerlifting Championships, Heather Connor broke the uncooked deadlift IPF World Document for the 47-kilogram weight class with a pull of 185 kilograms (407.9 kilos). That weight is 4 occasions her official competitors physique weight of 46.6 kilograms (102.7 kilos).
It’s been a short time since Connor lifted on one of many extra prestigious worldwide lifting platforms. The powerlifter hadn’t competed within the IPF World Traditional Powerlifting Championships since 2019, the place she got here in first place for the second time in her profession (2017, 2019). She made her return to the 2022 version in Solar Metropolis, South Africa, and she or he didn’t disappoint.
Notably, Connor surpassed her personal deadlift World Document by 9 kilograms (18.8 kilos). Connor beforehand set that determine with a pull of 176 kilograms (388 kilos) in the course of the 2019 IPF World Championships — her final look on the competitors earlier than this month. Connor accomplished the deadlift from a standard stance whereas carrying a lifting belt.
Right here’s a whole rundown of the highest stats from her complete efficiency:
Heather Connor (47KG) | 2022 IPF World Traditional Powerlifting Championships Stats
- Squat — 142.5 kilograms (314.2 kilos)
- Bench Press — 70 kilograms (154.3 kilos)
- Deadlift — 185 kilograms (407.9 kilos) — IPF World Document
- Complete — 397.5 kilograms (876.3 kilos)
Connor had been particularly arduous at work together with her deadlift in preparation for this yr’s competitors. The American athlete truly pulled 195 kilograms (429 kilos) — roughly 21 kilograms greater than her new World Document — during a recent May 2022 training session. She additionally captured that pull from a standard stance with only a lifting belt. The powerlifter did make a 193-kilogram (423.5-pound) try in the course of the competitors however was unable to lock it out efficiently.
Connor’s Efficiency in Context
Due to her World Document deadlift, Connor fared fairly nicely within the total outcomes for the 47-kilogram weight class. Her 397.5-kilogram (876.3-pound) whole was sufficient to complete in second place. Thanks to a couple information of her personal, fellow 47KG powerlifter Tiffany Chapon took home first place.
That mentioned, whereas she notched a brand new deadlift World Document, Connor didn’t appear happy together with her ends in a post on her Instagram.
“Not my finest, actually not my worst, however at the moment is what I had in me,” Connor wrote. “The stronger lifter [Chapon] gained at the moment, and I’m completely okay with that.”
In response to Connor, a part of her second-place end could have resulted from journey points, which interfered together with her coaching routine. Although, she gave the impression to be accepting of her unlucky scenario.
“My circumstances weren’t perfect it doesn’t matter what approach you take a look at it: Fixed cancellations and 5 days of journey to get someplace which at one level virtually appeared inconceivable,” Connor wrote. “Missed coaching days as a result of these circumstances, and all I can say about it’s: ‘It’s what it’s.’”
If it’s any comfort for Connor, making the rostrum at a global competitors remains to be noteworthy within the powerlifting sphere. It is perhaps much more spectacular that she managed to do it on the IPF Worlds after not collaborating for 2 years.
There’s assuredly much more for Connor to attain by way of the remainder of her profession. She would possibly even use this second-place, deadlift-record-breaking efficiency as added motivation to get again to the highest.
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