Austin Perkins (74KG) Breaks IPF Raw Squat and Total World Records at 2024 Classic World Championships
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by Phil Blechman
5d ago
The 2024 International Powerlifting Federation (IPF) Classic World Championships in Druskininkai, Lithuania, witnessed a treat of powerlifting spectacle in the Men’s 74KG class on June 17, 2024. Austin Perkins of the USA scored a new IPF raw squat world record of 311 kilograms en route to the overall gold medal-winning IPF raw world record total of 836 kilograms. Perkins was an overwhelming favorite, standing atop the podium with 23.5 kilograms between him and the silver medalist, Kjell Egil Bakkelund of Norway. Take a look at Perkins’ new world record squat in the video below, courtesy of the ..read more
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Jurins Kengamu (83KG) Sets IPF Raw Total World Record of 845 Kilograms at 2024 Classic World Championships
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by Jo Whiteley
5d ago
British powerlifter Jurins Kengamu pulled off the biggest upset so far at the 2024 International Powerlifting Federation (IPF) Classic World Championships (CWC) in Druskininkai, Lithuania. Kengamu competed in the 83KG class and faced the much-vaunted return of two-time world champion Russel Orhii. On his return to IPF competition, Orhii was widely anticipated to dominate the 83KG class, but that did not pan out. Kengamu was on a charge, appearing comfortable and in control throughout the competition. He hit every lift and pulled out a 15-kilogram personal best on his deadlift to snatch gold vi ..read more
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Chun-Chia Fan (74KG) Benches 213KG World Record at 2024 IPF World Classic Championships
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by Phil Blechman
5d ago
The Men’s 74KG class at the 2024 International Powerlifting Federation (IPF) World Classic Championships occurred on June 17, 2024, in Druskininkai, Lithuania. The podium featured world champion Austin Perkins of the USA with an 836-kilogram raw world record total. The rest of the podium included Kjell Egil Bakkelund or Norway in the silver position and Timothy Monigatti in the bronze spot. Right off the podium was Chun-Chia Fan, who achieved a monumental IPF raw bench press world record of 213 kilograms on his final attempt. Check out the lift below, courtesy of the IPF’s Instagram page ..read more
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Farhanna Farid (52KG) Raw Deadlifts IPF World Record of 209 Kilograms at 2024 World Classic Championships
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by Phil Blechman
5d ago
The Women’s 52KG class at the 2024 International Powerlifting Federation (IPF) World Classic Championships was highlighted by Evie Corrigan‘s overall win and Pleun Dekkers new raw squat world record to reach the podium. However, Dekkers wasn’t the only athlete in the weight class to sketch a new number into the record books. Farhanna Farid of Singapore ranked eighth overall and set a new IPF raw deadlift world record of 209 kilograms on her third attempt. Check it out in the video below, courtesy of the IPF’s Instagram page:           View this post on Instagram ..read more
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Pleun Dekkers (52KG) Squats IPF Raw World Record of 175.5 Kilograms at 2024 World Classic Championships
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by Phil Blechman
5d ago
The 2024 International Powerlifting Federation (IPF) World Classic Championships occurred June 15-23, 2024, in Druskininkai, Lithuania. Many of the world’s top powerlifters converged on the competition platform to challenge for a world title and to rewrite the record books. One athlete who accomplished such a feat in the Women’s 52KG class was Pleun Dekkers of the Netherlands, who scored a new IPF raw squat world record of 175.5 kilograms. Check out the lift below, courtesy of the IPF’s Instagram page: View this post on Instagram A post shared by IPF Powerlifting (@theipf) Wearing only the ..read more
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Tiffany Chapon (47KG) Sets IPF Raw World Records in Squat and Total En Route to Fourth World Title
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by Jo Whiteley
1w ago
French phenom Tiffany Chapon is still a Junior but claimed her fourth Open world title at the 2024 International Powerlifting Federation (IPF) Classic World Championships (CWC) in Druskininkai, Lithuania. Chapon broke the 47KG class squat world record twice in a single session. She took 163 kilograms for her second attempt and then extended it to a colossal 165.5 kilogram. Take a look at the record-breaking lift below, courtesy of the IPF’s Instagram page: View this post on Instagram A post shared by IPF Powerlifting (@theipf) A former boxer, Chapon squats with a narrow ..read more
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Andy Bolton (125KG) Stiff-Bar Deadlifts 320-Kilogram Raw Double In Training
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by Phil Blechman
1w ago
If one were to look at the all-time multi-ply equipped powerlifting records, one would see Andy Bolton of Great Britain, who holds the all-time world record deadlift in the 140KG and +140KG classes. In 2002, he pulled 420 kilograms in the 140KG class. In 2009, he pulled 457.5 kilograms in the +140KG class. Both records stand to this day. According to Open Powerlifting, Bolton has not competed in a sanctioned raw powerlifting meet since the BPF Spartan Summer Bash in 2021. In this deadlift-only contest, he won gold with a 325-kilogram pull. On June 12, 2024, Bolton displayed a return to those r ..read more
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2024 IPF Classic World Championships Women’s Preview
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by Jo Whiteley
1w ago
The 2024 International Powerlifting Federation (IPF) Classic World Championships (CWC) is nearly upon us. The IPF’s flagship event will be held from June 15-23, 2024, in Druskininkai, Lithuania. This competition will offer a route to qualify for the 2025 World Games. The top three in each weight class (48 total athletes) will be offered a place at the multi-sport event in Chengdu, China, in August 2025. Additionally, spots at the UK’s big-money meet, the 2025 Sheffield Powerlifting Championships, can be won. The exact details of Sheffield’s qualifications have yet to be announced. Still ..read more
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2024 IPF Classic World Championships Men’s Preview
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by Phil Blechman
1w ago
The 2024 International Powerlifting Federation (IPF) Classic World Championships (CWC) is nearly upon us. The IPF’s flagship event will be held from June 15-23, 2024, in Druskininkai, Lithuania. This competition will offer a route to qualify for the 2025 World Games. The top three in each weight class (48 total athletes) will be offered a place at the multi-sport event in Chengdu, China, in August 2025. Additionally, spots at the UK’s big-money meet, the 2025 Sheffield Powerlifting Championships, which will be held on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2025, can be won. The exact details of Sheffield ..read more
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Eleiko Unveils First Competition Collar Certified By the IPF, IWF, and WPPO
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by Jo Whiteley
1w ago
Eleiko, a leader in strength sports equipment, has announced the release of a new type of competition collar. This innovative collar is the first to receive certification from all three major strength sports federations: the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF), the International Powerlifting Federation (IPF), and World Para Powerlifting (WPPO). Eleiko says their new collars enhance the lifting experience for athletes, loaders, and staff by providing a single, precision-crafted collar certified for training and competition. They are easier to handle, minimize interference during l ..read more
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