On Sept. 16, 2022, powerlifter Heather Connor shared an Instagram video of herself capturing a 190-kilogram (418.9-pound) uncooked deadlift for 2 reps throughout a coaching session. According to the caption of Connor’s put up, her new pulling mark is a private report (PR) double. Connor accomplished the deadlift in a sumo stance and wore only a lifting belt to assist with the feat of power. 

Additionally, Connor’s coaching deadlift unofficially exceeds her present International Powerlifting Federation (IPF) uncooked deadlift World Record within the 47-kilogram weight class by 5 kilograms (11 kilos). Per the IPF database, Connor achieved that official mark of 185 kilograms (407.9 kilos) throughout a second-place efficiency on the 2022 IPF World Classic Powerlifting Championships in Sun City, South Africa, this previous early June. 

Check out Connor’s new PR within the video under:

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According to the caption of Connor’s put up, she went to the hospital on Monday, Sept. 12, 2022, however didn’t share particulars. Connor famous that she was again within the health club, notching her newest deadlift coaching milestone only a few days after her hospital go to.

Connor’s newest show of deadlift prowess is a part of her preparation for the upcoming 2022 Fédération Française de Force (FFForce) Girl Power in France. While the exact location of the competitors in France is unclear on the time of this text’s publication, it’ll happen on Oct. 15, 2022. It can even function Connor’s debut in a sanctioned French powerlifting atmosphere. 

This instance of leg energy continues a latest glorious string of achievements for Connor within the health club. Roughly every week earlier than her new double PR, in mid-September 2022, Connor scored a 185-kilogram (407.9-pound) deadlift double. Earlier in the identical month, Connor efficiently locked out a 200.5 kilogram (442-pound) deadlift single-rep PR, unofficially exceeding her World Record by 15.5 kilograms (34.1 kilos).

Factor in Connor taking residence a again squat PR by over 20 kilos in late August 2022, and it appears the two-time IPF World Champion (2018-2019) is on the ascent in coaching. Here’s an summary of her 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) 

Connor might see her new potential aggressive rival, Tiffany Chapon, on the 2022 FFForce Girl Power. Chapon completed forward of Connor for first place within the 47-kilogram weight class with record-breaking outcomes on the 2022 IPF Worlds. Aside from a reference to disappointment for Connor after the IPF Worlds, neither athlete has made any public allusions to 1 one other because the competitors. Chapon has additionally not confirmed she would compete in France in mid-October. 

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If Chapon locks in her place within the 47-kilogram division with Connor on the contest, this class might need yet one more battle between two elite power sports activities athletes in retailer. 

Featured picture: @heather.e.connor on Instagram