The +84-kilogram weight class in the women’s division was one of the most unpredictable in the entirety of the 2023 IPF World Classic Open Powerlifting Championships. The reason for this was because four incredible competitors battled against each other, but Brittany Schlater was the one who walked away with the title. However, the gold medal was not the only thing she brought home, as she also set a new raw Total IPF World Record of 693.5 kilograms (1,528.9 pounds).
This was Brittany Schlater’s second time winning the IPF title, as she did the same in 2021. However, she was unable to retain it in 2022 when Bonica Brown claimed it. So, this year Brittany managed to beat Bonica and take her title.
Brittany Schlater had a perfect performance with all nine successful attempts and new competition PRs in all events. This enabled her to outperform Sonita Muluh, who finished in second place and set a new IPF Squat World Record. However, it all came down to Brittany’s final deadlift attempt, as she had to lock it out in order to win the title. Luckily for her, she lifted 257.5 kilograms (567.7 pounds) with ease.
255 kilograms (562.2 pounds)
270 kilograms (595.3 pounds)
281 kilograms (619.5 pounds) — Competition PR
142.5 kilograms (314.2 pounds)
150 kilograms (330.7 pounds)
155 kilograms (341.7 pounds) — Competition PR
235 kilograms (518.1 pounds)
247.5 kilograms (545.6 pounds)
257.5 kilograms (567.7 pounds) — Competition PR
Total — 693.5 kilograms (1,528.9 pounds) — +84KG IPF World Record & Competition PR
“I still cry every time I think about it. I’m not sure what I have done to deserve the unwavering support of people around the world, but to say it’d be impossible without you all is an understatement.”
Data Source: Open Powerlifting. Last Updated: August 17, 2023
Brittany Schlater has now taken part in 19 sanctioned competitions during her seven years of doing the sport professionally. She won 17 of them, but her most recent victory at the 2023 IPF Worlds was one of the most special ones. Leading up to the competition Brittany got sick. On the morning of the competition, Brittany woke up feeling unwell at 4:30 AM and broke down in tears. However, she calmed down later on and set a new world record in the process.
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