At this stage, few power feats Heather Connor achieves within the health club would shock anybody who’s paid consideration to her profession. Yet, one way or the other, a latest raise within the health club even appeared to shock the two-time International Powerlifting Federation (IPF) 47KG World Champion (2017, 2019).

On May 21, 2022, Connor deadlifted 195 kilograms (429 kilos) whereas sporting only a lifting belt throughout a coaching session. According to the caption of Connor’s Instagram submit, the pull is her heaviest ever in a pre-competition part. Connor will participate within the upcoming 2022 IPF World Classic Powerlifting Championships on June 6-12, 2022, in Sun City, South Africa. 

Check out the deadlift that’s 4.3 occasions Connor’s body weight of 45 kilograms (99 kilos) beneath, by way of her Instagram profile:

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Notably, the 195-kilogram (429-pound) pull is definitely Connor’s second-heaviest deadlift ever — in coaching or sanctioned competitors. The powerlifter’s heaviest deadlift got here in coaching on December 31, 2020, when she lifted 200 kilograms (440 kilos).

“Heaviest I have pulled before a competition, not bad after traveling almost 16 hours the day prior,”

Meanwhile, Connor’s best-ever deadlift in a contest is 192.5 kilograms (424.4 kilos) from each the 2021 Ireland-UA ABS Pro and the 2021 USA Powerlifting (USAPL) Raw Nationals. That determine provides Connor the present American file within the 48-kilogram weight class. 

Connor in Context

Connor has made a reputation for herself within the power sports activities world along with her deadlift prowess. The American athlete is the present proprietor of the IPF 47-kilogram deadlift World Record, due to a pull of 176 kilograms (388 kilos) from the 2019 IPF World Classic Powerlifting Championships. 

Here’s a rundown of every of Connor’s best-ever marks in competitions:

Heather Connor | Top Lift Stats

  • Squat (Raw) — 143 kilograms (315.2 kilos)
  • Bench Press (Raw) — 165.3 kilograms (364.4 kilos)
  • Deadlift (Raw) — 192.5 kilograms (424.4 kilos) | American Record 
  • Total (Raw) — 410 kilograms (903.9 kilos) 

While her two IPF World Championships are some noteworthy peaks, they’re not all Connor can level to in relation to stellar finishes. Here are a few of Connor’s standout outcomes from her profession:

Heather Connor | Notable Career Results

  • 2014 USAPL Fall Festival of Power (Raw) — First place | Juniors
  • 2015 USAPL Battle on the Border IX (Raw) — First place | Juniors
  • 2015 USAPL Raw Nationals (Raw) — Second place | Open
  • 2016 North American Powerlifting Federation (NAPF) Arnolds StartingStrength.com Pro Raw Challenge (Raw) — First place | Open
  • 2016 IPF World Classic Powerlifting Championships (Raw) — Second place | Open
  • 2016, 2018-2019, 2021 USAPL Raw Nationals (Raw) — First place | Open
  • 2017, 2019 IPF World Classic Powerlifting Championships (Raw) — First place | Open
  • 2020 USAPL Palmetto Classic (Raw) — First place | Open
  • 2022 AMP Classic Open Nationals (Raw) — First place | Open

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The IPF Worlds Are Next 

Connor will quickly take her spectacular deadlift power to a proper lifting platform. After a two-year absence from the competitors, she’ll function within the 2022 IPF World Classic Powerlifting Championships on June 6-12, 2022, in Sun City, South Africa. If all goes based on plan, she might effectively even prolong the present IPF World Record. 

Featured picture: @heather.e.connor on Instagram