On August 2, 2022, strongwoman Lucy Underdown set out for what was speculated to be a routine deadlift coaching session. Instead, because the athlete mentioned she was “feeling in good form” after a couple of reps, Underdown finally deadlifted 302.5 kilograms (667 kilos). The power mark unofficially exceeds Underdown’s personal Strongwoman Open Deadlift World Record by 2.5 kilograms (5.5 kilos)

An Open competitor, Underdown possesses the official World Record determine with a pull of 300 kilograms (661.4 kilos) on the 2021 UK’S Strongest Man contest. Underdown made a particular look within the Men’s competitors to set the document and have become the primary strongwoman to deadlift at the least 300 kilograms

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Underdown accomplished her deadlift utilizing a traditional stance and lifting straps whereas sporting a lifting belt. Seeing how she’s an expert strongwoman, Underdown used what can be a authorized hitch to relaxation her loaded barbell on her thighs for a second earlier than finishing the pull. 

Underdown’s official document mark is the second-heaviest by a Woman’s athlete in historical past (powerlifting or strongwoman). Powerlifter Becca Swanson (+90KG) holds the all-time heaviest deadlift with an geared up pull of 315 kilograms (694.5 kilos) on the 2005 World Powerlifting Congress (WPC) WPO European SemiFinals. Powerlifter Tamara Walcott (+90KG) possesses the third-heaviest deadlift of all time with a 290-kilogram (639.3-pound) uncooked pull on the 2022 World Raw Powerlifting Federation (WRPF) American Pro. 

Notably, powerlifters like Swanson and Walcott can not use lifting straps and can’t hitch the load on their thighs at any time.

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Underdown at a Glance 

Underdown has solely been a aggressive strongwoman for the higher a part of two years. Yet she’s already one of many sport’s elite athletes with simply three competitions to her identify. 

According to Strongman Archives, Underdown completed in seventh place in her first profession contest on the 2020 Arnold Amateur Strongwoman World Championships. While she hasn’t gained any of her three competitions thus far, Underdown has completed on the rostrum twice — two consecutive bronze medal outcomes within the annual UK’s Strongest Woman competitors (2021-2022). Donna Moore gained the 2021 version, whereas Rebecca Roberts got here out on prime in 2022. 

Per her social media, Underdown will subsequent compete on the 2022 Britain’s Strongest Woman competitors. That will happen on August 14, 2022, in Doncaster, England. Underdown has not confirmed her aim is to surpass her deadlift World Record on the competitors. Nonetheless, her latest coaching achievement makes it clear she may prolong her mark whereas additionally doubtlessly capturing the primary victory of her rising profession. 

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