Mary Duffy has tried her hand at aggressive powerlifting for over seven years. A current power accomplishment reveals that the 73-year-old powerlifter may solely be getting higher as time goes on.
On July 27, 2022, Duffy posted a clip to her Instagram profile the place she deadlifted 113.4 kilograms (250 kilos) uncooked with a lure bar that had 22.7 kilograms (50 kilos) in chains connected. Per Open Powerlifting, Duffy has solely competed within the 56-kilogram weight class for the reason that begin of her profession in April 2015. With that in thoughts, her deadlift coaching feat — the place she wore a lifting belt and lifting straps — is 2.4 occasions her standard current competitors physique weight.
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Duffy at a Glance
Notably, Duffy’s current lure bar deadlift is just not the primary occasion the place the powerlifter deadlifted round that weight. Approximately a month earlier than this mark, in early July 2022, Duffy accomplished a uncooked deadlift of 111.1 kilograms (245 kilos) off weight plates whereas utilizing a standard barbell and sumo stance.
Duffy made her aggressive powerlifting debut on the 2015 International Powerlifting Association (IPA) Connecticut Ironman Push/Pull Showdown. She got here in first place throughout that contest. At the time of this writing, she has 11 sanctioned meets to her title and has solely failed to complete in first place as soon as in a single age class. That end result got here through the 2016 IPA Connecticut State Championships, the place she captured second place within the Amateur Open Division. (Note: Duffy has typically competed in a number of age classes at every of her contests.)
According to Open Powerlifting, Duffy has competed within the Masters 70-74 uncooked age class since November 2019. In the 56-kilogram division, a few of her notable achievements embrace the Raw bench press World Record of 57.5 kilograms (126.8 kilos), and the third heaviest totals within the Raw and Raw With Wraps classes (235 and 249.5 kilograms, respectively).
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Per Duffy’s Instagram, she just lately battled a case of COVID-19 in early June 2022.
Since then, Duffy has been capturing numerous noteworthy coaching figures. Shortly after her restoration, the powerlifter completed a 113.4-kilogram (250-pound) deadlift off weight plates. Then, in late June 2022, Duffy efficiently notched a 102-kilogram (225-pound) uncooked again squat (with 15 additional kilos in band weight). A normal look of her social media would present that Duffy makes it some extent to share comparable coaching marks with regularity.
At the time of this writing, Duffy has not confirmed any plans for her subsequent sanctioned powerlifting competitors. However, at any time when Duffy does compete subsequent, it appears she’ll be prepared to complete one other stellar efficiency.
Featured picture: @mduff2404 on Instagram