Time and time once more, Heather Connor reveals why she’s thought to be one of many world’s strongest powerlifters. In advance of her subsequent competitors throughout the pond, the elite 47-kilogram lifter not too long ago confirmed off her great leg energy. 

On August 29, 2022, Connor shared an Instagram clip of herself finishing a 152.5-kilogram (336-pound) uncooked again squat throughout a coaching session. The feat is a private file (PR) for Connor, and it additionally eclipses her all-time competitors greatest by 9.4 kilograms (20.8 kilos). Connor beforehand notched her competitors greatest again squat of 143 kilograms (315.2 kilos) on the 2022 USA Powerlifting (USAPL) Raw Nationals. 

Connor wore a lifting belt, wrist wraps, and knee sleeves whereas reaching her new squat PR. 

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Connor’s strides together with her squat are part of her general preparation for the upcoming 2022 Fédération Française de Force (FFForce) Girl Power in France. The competitors will happen on October 15, whereas its exact location remains to be unclear on the time of this writing. The contest will mark Connor’s debut in a sanctioned French lifting setting.

The athlete has competed on a global lifting platform earlier than. Connor is a two-time International Powerlifting Federation (IPF) World Champion within the 47-kilogram weight class (2018-2019). Her most up-to-date look on the IPF Worlds earlier this summer time noticed the American athlete rating a new deadlift IPF World Record of 185 kilograms (407.8 kilos). That staggering pull helped Connor to an eventual second-place end behind the victor, Tiffany Chapon. 

Here’s an outline of Connor’s all-time uncooked competitors bests:

Heather Connor (47KG) | All-Time Raw Competition Bests

  • Squat (Raw) — 143 kilograms (315.2 kilos)
  • Bench Press (Raw) — 75 kilograms (165.3 kilos)
  • Deadlift (Raw) — 192.5 kilograms (424.4 kilos) | American Record 
  • Total (Raw) — 410 kilograms (903.9 kilos) 

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At the time of this text’s publication, Chapon has not made a public allusion to competing within the 2022 FFForce Girl Power in opposition to Connor. After falling quick to Chapon on the 2022 IPF Worlds in South Africa, Connor appeared disillusioned at her efficiency whereas giving credit score to her peer.  

“Not my best, certainly not my worst, but today is what I had in me,” Connor wrote in a reflective June 6 Instagram submit. “The stronger lifter [Chapon] won today, and I’m perfectly okay with that.”

A win on the Girl Power contest, no matter whether or not Chapon participates, would undoubtedly be a high quality manner for Connor to bounce again from her end in South Africa. In the occasion there’s a affirmation, Connor and Chapon may begin making for an interesting, back-and-forth rivalry within the 47-kilogram weight class within the coming years. 

Featured picture: @heather.e.connor on Instagram