Connor has added extra jewels to her deadlift crown.
Relating to “pulling” off the seemingly unattainable on monstrous deadlifts, Heather Connor is unmatched. In the course of the 2023 Worldwide Powerlifting Federation (IPF) World Basic Powerlifting Championships in Valletta, Malta, the famous person pulled one other heavy rabbit out of her black prime hat when she deadlifted 200 kilograms (440.9 kilos) uncooked. The milestone is an IPF World File within the 47-kilogram weight class and helped Connor end in third place, with rival Tiffany Chapon taking the top spot once again.
Connor’s uncooked IPF World File deadlift eclipses her personal earlier large pulling feat of 185 kilograms (407.8 kilos). The athlete captured that accomplishment through the 2022 IPF World Classic Powerlifting Championships. Roughly a calendar 12 months later, Connor has rewritten the document books by herself, including an astonishing 15 kilograms (33.1 kilos) to the 47-kilogram class’s uncooked deadlift document. Connor wore a lifting belt whereas using a sumo stance and a blended grip on her loaded barbell for the historic pull.
A former two-time IPF world champion (2017, 2019), the 2023 IPF Worlds was, formally, Connor’s second try at regaining the highest mantle within the 47-kilogram division. Sadly for the athlete, Connor’s efforts have aligned with the rise of the now three-time 47-kilogram world champion in Chapon. Nonetheless, taking house a document on a signature carry isn’t a nasty comfort prize.
Right here’s an summary of Connor’s prime stats from the 2023 IPF World Basic Powerlifting Championships:
Heather Connor (47KG) | 2023 IPF Worlds Prime Stats
- Squat — 132.5 kilograms (292.1 kilos)
- Bench Press — 75 kilograms (165.3 kilos)
- Deadlift — 200 kilograms (440.9 kilos) | IPF World File
- Complete — 407.5 kilograms (898.4 kilos)
Notably, per a reflective submit on Connor’s Instagram profile, the powerlifter nearly needed to overcome a measure of well being adversity to attain her newest World File deadlift. The athlete wrote that she heard “popping sounds” whereas performing a back squat and that the prospect of competing whereas injured was “terrifying.” On the time of this writing, Connor has not offered extra specifics on the extent of her ailment or clarified if there was something even improper.
It seems to have merely been a minor scare within the newest chapter of a powerlifting nice.
“That is the happiest and healthiest I’ve been in a protracted whereas,” Connor began. “Having the ability to shuttle with makes an attempt to drag a large World File to get on the rostrum was unreal. It was thrilling and what I imagine makes the game [of powerlifting] a lot extra enjoyable to look at.”
Primarily based on her earlier aggressive precedent, Connor will doubtless compete in not less than yet another sanctioned contest earlier than the top of 2023. For one, the athlete is the defending Fédération Française de Pressure (FFForce) Woman Energy champion. Plus, additional appearances are simply extra golden alternatives for a well-known deadlifter to interrupt extra of her personal information.
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