Daniella Melo is among the best female powerlifters in the world right now. She’s a 3x World Champion/medalist having won gold at the 2018 IPF World Championships in Calgary. Melo was narrowly edged out by world-record-holding powerlifter Amanda Lawrence at the 2019 IPF World Championship in the 84kg category, only losing because she weighed slightly more than Lawrence. But she did take first place at the 2019 SBD Pro American which is part of the Arnold Sports Festival.
But being that she’s only 22 years old and already competing at such a high level, we can only expect her to get better and better each year. She recently took some time off but is back and reintroducing herself to big poundages which was the case in a recent session where did a 415lb squat for 3 followed by 365 x 5. We’re guessing her weight near 76kg/167 lbs since she’s making the move to compete in that weight category, but this is a lot of weight either way.
“415 lbs top triple followed by 365 lbs for 5s. Feels good to have this weight on my back again,” she wrote on Instagram.
Check out the clips from her session below…
Melo planning to compete in the 76kg weight category could definitely be a good move on her end and we’re sure she’ll absolutely kill it. We’ll also be sure to provide updates on upcoming powerlifting competition.