On Sept. 24, 2022, through the 2022 Arnold Strongman (AS) UK in Birmingham, England, strongwoman Rhianon Lovelace captured a 261.5-kilogram (576.5-pound) axle deadlift. The pull is a World Record within the heavyweight and 64-kilogram weight lessons. Lovelace already owned the report in her personal class and notched that mark of 233.5 kilograms (515 kilos) from the Clash Pro Series 2022 Clash of the 64s this previous May. 

Per a put up on her Instagram, Lovelace competed on the 2022 AS UK with a physique weight of 63 kilograms (138.9 kilos). That means Lovelace’s axle deadlift World Record was 4.1 occasions her physique weight. Lovelace labored from a standard stance whereas using a lifting go well with, lifting belt, and lifting straps to assist along with her report pull. 

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To rejoice her report and successful the first-ever Arnold Pro UK title a day earlier than, Lovelace couldn’t appear to seek out the suitable phrases to explain her historic achievement in an preliminary Instagram put up. 

“I have no words,” Lovelace wrote. “To hit the [record] after competing for two days and winning the first ever Arnold Pro UK, I’m speechless.”

As the athlete would later be aware, she determined to replicate on and be appreciative of her journey and resolve in one other put up.

“After competing for two successful days (with tough competition, so I couldn’t take it easy) to win the Arnold Pro Title, running off three hours of sleep, I was doubting myself,” Lovelace wrote. “I knew I was going to need to go somewhere dark to get this done.”

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Even with out her axle deadlift World Record and Arnold Pro title, it was already fairly the profitable 2022 aggressive yr for Lovelace. 

In late May 2022, through the British Powerlifting Union (BPU) Single Lift British Championships, Lovelace broke the British uncooked powerlifting deadlift report with a pull of 241 kilograms (530 kilos). Later, whereas competing on the 2022 Berkshire’s Strongest competitors in mid-July 2022, Lovelace broke the general strongwoman deadlift World Record with a pull of 282.5 kilograms (623 kilos) — exceeding her personal report from the 2020 Strength Shop Record Breakers contest by over 20 kilos. (Note: The athlete gained each contests.)

Finally, in August 2022, she gained her fourth consecutive Britain’s Strongest Woman title. She has not misplaced that contest since making her debut in 2018. 

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Now in possession of a bigger axle deadlift World Record, Lovelace was not shy in expressing what her accomplishment at a significant worldwide contest might need meant for robust ladies on a wider scale.

“We are witnessing the dawn of a new era of Strongwoman!” Lovelace wrote. “A time where the best Women are welcomed to the biggest stages in the sport, witnessed by thousands. The rise of strongwomen!”

Featured picture: @rhianon.lovelace.kaosstrength on Instagram