The 2023 IPF World Classic Open Powerlifting Championships are nearing their conclusion, with just one more day of thrilling action remaining. However, the biggest powerlifting competition in the world could not have gone by without an incredible display of Amanda Lawrence. Representing the USA, Amanda has been crowned as the World Champion three times before. So, coming into the competition as the biggest favorite, Amanda Lawrence did not disappoint, claiming her fourth IPF World Championships Title and setting an U84KG Raw Squat World Record of 249 kilograms (549 pounds).
Being the queen of the 84-kilogram weight class, Amanda Lawrence also held the previous raw squat World Record of 246.5 kilograms (543.4 pounds). She set that record just a couple of months ago at the 2023 IPF Sheffield Powerlifting Championships. Despite not having much time passing since then, Amanda has made significant progress.
Amanda Lawrence was one of 19 athletes competing in the 84-kilogram weight class, but no one managed to even get close to her. Lawrence ended the competition with a 636.5-kilogram (1,403.2 pounds) Total, while her closest rival had a Total of 565 kilograms (1,245.6 pounds). So, Amanda and the second place finisher in her weight class were divided by a massive 71.5 kilograms (157.6 pounds).
Amanda Lawrence was also hoping to set a new IPF Total World Record, as her final deadlift could have pushed her over the 645-kilogram (1,422-pound) mark. However, Amanda was unsuccessful in her third deadlift attempt, as the barbell slipped out of her hands.
In addition, if she had set a new World Record Total, Amanda Lawrence would have taken the top spot in the women’s division overall, which is amongst all weight classes. However, seeing as Amanda was not successful, Natalie Richards remains in the lead.
230 kilograms (507 pounds)
242.5 kilograms (534.6 pounds)
249 kilograms (549 pounds) — U84KG IPF Raw World Record
Data Source: Open Powerlifting. Last Updated: August 17, 2023
As of now, Amanda Lawrence has participated in 23 sanctioned powerlifting competitions and has won 17 of them. Those include 4 IPF World Championships and numerous USA Nationals. Nonetheless, Amanda has always been known for her record-breaking skills, which were once again displayed at the 2023 IPF World Classic Open Powerlifting Championships.
Amanda Lawrence has revealed that she is not content despite dominating everyone. So, as she states, we will see “a whole new Amanda Lawrence” at the 2024 IPF Sheffield Powerlifting Championships.
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