One of the world’s biggest deadlifters continues to interrupt new floor.
With two International Powerlifting Federation (IPF) World titles (2017, 2019), Heather Connor has a various powerlifting resume outdoors of her traditional prolific deadlifting. Even nonetheless, this celebrity has undoubtedly developed her family name-worthy status largely due to the large quantities of weight she will be able to pull.
On Nov. 17, 2022, Heather Connor shared an Instagram clip of herself capturing a uncooked 202.5-kilogram (446-pound) deadlift throughout a coaching session. According to the caption of her submit, the earth-shattering pull is a private report (PR) for the athlete. It’s additionally her heaviest-ever deadlift (in coaching or competitors), lastly surpassing her earlier coaching PR, a 200-kilogram (440-pound) pull from December 2020. The competitor wore a lifting belt to assist her together with her power achievement.
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Per Open Powerlifting, whereas unofficial as a result of it didn’t happen throughout a sanctioned lifting contest, Connor’s deadlift exceeds her personal all-time uncooked World Record of 192.5 kilograms (424.4 kilos) within the 47-kilogram weight class by 9.8 kilograms (21.6 kilos). Connor achieved that report mark on the 2021 USAPL Raw Nationals.
Not that it’s significantly stunning based mostly on her consistency, nevertheless it’s typically been a gradual 12 months of excellence for Connor throughout the board.
The 47-kilogram powerlifter participated in three main contests — the 2022 Powerlifting America (AMP) Classic Open Nationals Presented By SBD , the 2022 IPF World Classic Powerlifting Championships, and the 2022 Fédération Française de Force (FFForce) Girl Power. She captured a victory in two of the contests (the AMP Nationals and the FFForce Girl Power) whereas nonetheless ending in second throughout the IPF Worlds to potential new aggressive rival Tiffany Chapon. That similar competitors noticed Connor set the 47-kilogram division’s IPF World Record deadlift of 185 kilograms (407.8 kilos).
On purely a coaching foundation, it’s seemingly been nothing however uncooked milestone after uncooked milestone for Connor.
In May 2022, Connor deadlifted 195 kilograms (429 kilos) — 4.3 occasions her physique weight of 45 kilograms (99 kilos) on the time of the accomplishment and two kilograms (4.6 kilos) above her present World Record. Then, in August 2022, the athlete confirmed off her leg energy on the squat, notching a 152.5-kilogram (336-pound) PR. That mark eclipsed her official uncooked all-time competitors better of 143 kilograms (315.2 kilos) from the 2021 USAPL Raw Nationals. Finally, in September 2022, Connor achieved a 190-kilogram (418.9-pound) deadlift for a double PR; a mark additionally 5 kilograms (11 kilos) greater than her IPF World Record.
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At the time of this writing, Connor doesn’t seem to have any plans for a powerlifting competitors earlier than the shut of the 2022 calendar 12 months. Connor’s most likely earned the appropriate to bask earlier than her subsequent potential wave of power glory.
Featured picture: heather.e.connor on Instagram