On April 26, 2022, Olivares confirmed why he’s somebody to look at within the powerlifting sphere when the 23-year-old locked out a 417.3-kilogram squat (920-pound) with ease throughout a coaching session.

Takes 100% effort to make one thing look easy.

Olivares wore wrist straps, a lifting belt, and knee sleeves for the elevate. The athlete additionally had three spotters available as a precaution, although, given how simply he accomplished the squat — their direct intervention was pointless.

Check out the informal, staggering elevate under, courtesy of Olivares’ Instagram profile:

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Olivares at a Glance

Olivares could also be in his early 20s, however he’s been aggressive powerlifting in some capability for nearly a decade. A Texas native, Olivares started his profession as a young person with the Texas High School Powerlifting Association (THSPA) in 2013. After getting some expertise and meets below his belt, he managed to win the 2014 THSPA Mustang Invitational — his first-ever victory.

From there, it’s been principally easy crusing for the stellar younger powerlifter.

Of late, Olivares has gained six straight competitions and hasn’t misplaced an occasion since 2015. To date, his peak profession achievement is perhaps a first-place end within the 2021 International Powerlifting Federation (IPF) World Classic Powerlifting Championships whereas competing within the 120-kilogram-plus weight class. That has additionally been Olivares’ competitors weight throughout his ongoing profitable streak.

Here’s a rundown of among the extra notable outcomes from Olivares’ ongoing profession:

Jesus Olivares Notable Career Results

  • 2019 USA Powerlifting (USAPL) Winter Iron Open — 1st place
  • 2020 USAPL Capital City Classic — 1st place
  • 2020 USAPL Collegiate Cup and Texas Open — 1st place
  • 2021 USAPL Raw Nationals — 1st place
  • 2021 IPF World Classic Powerlifting Championships — 1st place
  • 2022 AMP Classic Open Nationals — 1st place

Olivares lately notched an unofficial world report for the 120-kilogram-plus weight class, amongst different feats. During the 2022 AMP Classic Open Nationals, the powerlifter pulled a 402.5-kilogram deadlift (887.3-pound) — which might’ve been the world report if achieved at a world competitors. Ray Williams nonetheless holds the official all-time IPF mark with a 398.5-kilogram pull (878.5-pound) throughout the 2018 IPF World Classic Powerlifting Championships.

In addition, Olivares additionally scored a 1,110-kilogram complete (2,447.1-pound) throughout the meet. It is the second-heaviest uncooked complete for the 120-kilogram-plus weight class within the historical past of IPF powerlifting. According to Open Powerlifting, Daniel Bell holds the all-time prime spot with a 1,182.5-kilogram complete (2,607-pound) from the 2021 World Raw Powerlifting Federation (WRPF) Hybrid Showdown III.

Here are Olivares’ stats from his latest meet, the place he broke a number of competitors data within the 120-kilogram-plus weight class:

Jesus Olivares | 2022 AMP Classic Open Nationals Stats

  • Squat — 450 kilograms (992 kilos) | Meet Record
  • Bench Press — 257.5 kilograms (567 kilos) | Meet Record
  • Deadlift 402.5 kilograms (887.3 kilos) | Unofficial World Record | Meet Record
  • Total — 1,110 kilograms (2,447.1 kilos) | Meet Record

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The Road Ahead

Olivares will proceed to plug away together with his coaching as he appears to be like to defend his 2o21 IPF title. Considering his latest string of staggering outcomes, he might change into a repeat champion and formally log a world report or two.

The 2022 IPF World Classic Powerlifting Championships will happen on June 6-12, 2022, in Sun City, South Africa.

Featured picture: @mega.gojira on Instagram