The 2022 International Powerlifting Federation (IPF) World Classic Powerlifting Championships have seen one world document fall after one other. The rivals within the Men’s 93-kilogram weight class on June 6-12, 2022, in Sun City, South Africa, had been no exception. 

Each of the three respective finishers on the rostrum — Chance Mitchell, Emil Krastev, and Jonathan Cayco — surpassed the IPF uncooked World Record complete getting into the competitors. Cayco held the earlier high mark for the 93-kilogram weight class with an 873-kilogram (1,924.6-pound) complete from the 2021 IPF World Classic Powerlifting Championships. 

At 27-years-old, Mitchell captured his first-ever IPF World title thanks primarily to a uncooked World Record deadlift of 373.5 kilograms (823.4 kilos) and a World Record complete of 878.5 kilograms (1,936.8 kilos).

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Mitchell expressed gratitude for his efficiency in a publish on his Instagram:

“L after L after L after L and now 2022 IPF World Champion. From barely making the USA team to winning the most competitive class at Worlds,” Mitchell wrote. “My dream became a reality today. I am so grateful but I don’t think I’ve processed it yet. Thank you to everyone who supported me, it’s been a long, brutal road to get to this point.”

Here are the perfect stats for every of the rostrum finishers within the 93-kilogram weight class:

Men’s 93KG | 2022 IPF World Classic Powerlifting Championships Podium Results

1. Chance Mitchell (United States)

  • Squat — 315 kilograms (694.5 kilos)  
  • Bench Press — 190 kilograms (418.9 kilos)
  • Deadlift — 373.5 kilograms (823.4 kilos) | IPF World Record
  • Total — 878.5 kilograms (1,936.8 kilos) | IPF World Record

2. Emil Krastev (Bulgaria)

  • Squat — 307.5 kilograms (677.9 kilos)
  • Bench Press — 227.5 kilograms (501.6 kilos)
  • Deadlift — 342.5 kilograms (755.1 kilos)
  • Total — 877.5 kilograms (1,934.6 kilos)

3. Jonathan Cayco (United States)

  • Squat — 300 kilograms (661.4 kilos)
  • Bench Press — 238.5 kilograms (525.8 kilos) | IPF World Record
  • Deadlift — 335 kilograms (738.6 kilos)
  • Total — 873.5 kilograms (1,925.7 kilos)

Mitchell’s new deadlift World Record for the 93-kilogram weight class surpasses an nearly 10-year-old mark held by Krzysztof Wierzbicki. The Polish athlete beforehand notched a 372.5-kilogram (821.2-pound) deadlift on the 2014 IPF World Classic Powerlifting Championships.

The 2022 IPF Worlds had been Mitchell’s debut on the competitors. Some of the extra noteworthy outcomes of his profession earlier than his first IPF victory embody a fourth-place end within the 2021 USA Powerlifting (USAPL) Raw Nationals and a second-place end within the 2022 AMP Classic Open Nationals. 

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A New Bench King

While Cayco undoubtedly needed to defend his 2021 IPF World title, he didn’t depart South Africa empty-handed. The powerlifter scored a brand new World Record with a 238.5-kilogram (525.8-pound) bench press. It extends his personal previous high worldwide mark from the 2021 IPF World Classic Powerlifting Championships by half a kilogram. Cayco’s all-time competitors greatest is a 242.5-kilogram (534.6-pound) bench press from the 2021 USAPL Iron Office Winter Classic. 

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The 2022 IPF World Classic Powerlifting Championships ended on June 12, 2022. At the time of this writing, information had been damaged within the Women’s 47-kilogram, 52-kilogram, 57-kilogram, and 76-kilogram weight courses, and within the Men’s 66-kilogram, 83-kilogram, and 93-kilogram weight courses. 

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