On Saturday, August 28, 2022, powerlifter Chris Pugh set the all-time world report within the squat (Raw With Wraps) at 82.5 kilograms, lifting 366 kilograms (807 kilos). The new report befell through the 2022 Irish Pro Invitational meet at Southside Barbell in Limerick, Ireland. 

The new report was Pugh’s second of his three makes an attempt at that meet. He tried 375 kilograms (826.7 kilos), however the try wasn’t profitable. Overall, Pugh was one for 3 on the squat, and three for 3 on each the bench press (the place he additionally set a one-kilogram private report) and deadlift. He would depart with the general championship belt and title from the meet as effectively. The abstract of Pugh’s day is as follows.

  • Squat — 366 kilograms (807 kilos)
  • Bench Press — 206 kilograms (454 kilos)
  • Deadlift — 300 kilograms (661 kilos)
  • Total — 872 kilograms (1,922 kilos)

Aside from the all-time world report in wraps, Pugh additionally shared within the publish that it was a private greatest by 16 kilograms. His earlier greatest mark was 358.5 kilograms (790.3 kilos), which he achieved on the 2022 GPC European Championships on June 29, 2022. The new private and all-time world report replaces Maliek Derstine’s mark of 365 kilograms (804.7 kilos), which was set on the 2020 USPA Dirth South Powerlifting Championships.

At 29 years outdated, that is Pugh’s seventh yr of competing in powerlifting, in line with Open Powerlifting. This is the one all-time world report within the Raw With Wraps class that he holds as of this writing. He has additionally competed in single-ply and multi-ply meets.

His private greatest squat in a single-ply squat go well with is 340 kilograms (749.5 kilos), and he set that mark in April 2022 on the Nottingham Strong Qualifier occasion. His greatest multi-ply squat is definitely lower than that. On July 30, 2017, Pugh accomplished a carry of 307.5 kilograms (678 kilos) on the Salisbury Qualifier occasion.

Pugh is not any stranger to different weight lessons, having additionally competed within the 90 and 100-kilogram lessons this yr alone. As of this writing, Pugh hasn’t shared what his subsequent meet shall be or if he’ll compete in a distinct class ought to he achieve this.

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