Amanda Lawrence has just claimed three new powerlifting world records in the 84kg/185 lbs weight category, on Saturday, October 2, 2021, at IPF (International Powerlifting Federation) World Open Classic Powerlifting Championships in Halmstad, Sweden. Lawrence powered through an IPF raw world record 243.5kg/536.8 lbs squat and IPF raw world record 260.5kg/574 lbs deadlift. While her bench press performance was not a world record, it was enough to give her a 636.5kg/1403 lbs total, another world record.
Amanda Lawrence Set World Records: 84KG
Here is a breakdown of the lifts from IPF World Championships:
- Squat: 243.5kg/536.8 lbs – IPF World Record
- Deadlift: 260.5kg/574 lbs – IPF World Record
- Bench: 132.5kg/292.2 lbs
- Total: 636.5kg/1403 lbs – IPF World Record
She’s now a back-to-back World Champion.
GOLD 84KG SQUAT (WR), BENCH, DEADLIFT (WR) & TOTAL (WR)
🥇BEST OVERALL FEMALE LIFTER
The event dates for IPF World’s are September 29 – October 3, 2021, and the competitions have been live-streamed via Olympics.com. Over 600 athletes gathered to compete at this massive show of strength.
The 24-year-old opened with a 232.5 kg squat, just 10 kilograms below the world record at that moment, and her next attempt was the world record lift of which she nailed. After breaking the world record, Amanda tried for a massive 250 kg however, it was ultimately too much for her.
Amanda started with a 122.5 kg bench press which was no problem for the phenom. Next was 130 kg which was 7kg below the world record and while there was a little struggle she managed to lockout for a successful lift.
The last attempt of 132.5 kg was also good and this was enough to give her a good number on the bench press but still conserve her energy for the big deadlift.
Amanda was already the world record holder in this lift with 252.5kg. Her deadlift opener was 240kg and it went up smooth as butter. At this point, she had already broken her own total world record by 3 kilograms.
But, of course, she wasn’t finished, going on to smash a 258kg deadlift and topping her previous world record of 252.5kg. For the cherry on top, Lawrence pulled 260.5 kg, stacking another 2.5kg on top of her total world record and that was a wrap!
This performance earned her Best Overall Female Lifter.
Amanda’s Powerlifting Accolades
We’ve covered Amanda Lawrence quite a bit on Fitness Volt and for good reason. She’s a dominant force in the 84 kg weight class and what she’s accomplished at just 24 years old is nothing short of astounding.
She started both training and competing in 2016, breaking the American Junior squat record in her first meet with a 179.9kg/396.8 lbs lift, and without having a clue.
She’s a 2x National Champion and now a two-time World Champion.
The powerlifting sensation also took first prize at the 2019 Arnold SBD Grand Prix.
That’s a serious resume!
Lawrence was also in good company at the IPF Worlds with popular names that we’ve covered many times, including Lya Bavoil, Jessica Buettner, and Russel Orhii, all of who smashed records of their own.
A Big Performance From The Legend
Yes, at 24 years old, Amanda Lawrence is most certainly a strength sports legend and she’s just getting started. Her performances at the IPF World Open Classic Powerlifting Championships have further cemented her name in the history books with three world records and we can’t wait to see what she brings to her next competition.
Be sure to stay tuned for more updates.