The Strongwoman sport is thriving like never before, thanks to the incredible talent and skill displayed by numerous awe-inspiring women. It is impossible to pick out a single greatest Strongwoman currently, but Inez Carrasquillo is definitely in contention for that title. This athlete competing under the flag of Costa Rica sits at or near the top of leaderboards for all events, making her one of the most complete athletes overall. However, Inez obviously has something big in the woodwork since she has just revealed a new personal record in an event which is not usually the greatest for her — the deadlift. During a recent training session, Inez loaded 550 pounds (249.5 kilograms) and deadlifted it successfully for a new PR.
Inez Carrasquillo has long waited for this deadlift PR, as her previous one came around three years ago, as per her Instagram story. It was also 5 pounds (2.3 kilograms) lighter than her new PR, meaning that her performance has improved significantly.
Inez Carrasquillo set her new 550-pound (249.5-kilogram) deadlift PR with a conventional stance. Moreover, she only used a lifting belt and lifting straps. For reference, her greatest lift with a deadlift suit is 580 pounds (263 kilograms).
Watch the deadlift here:
Although she just set a new deadlift PR, Inez Carrasquillo’s greatest strength is her pressing power. She displayed this when she competed in and won the 2023 Rainier Classic. One of the events there was the Max Log Lift which is where she set a new World Record of 145.8 kilograms (321.4 pounds). With that lift, Inez absolutely demolished the previous record, outperforming it by over 10 pounds (4.5 kilograms).
Although Inez Carrasquillo just set a new PR, she already possessed incredible deadlift power from her powerlifting days. However, she did not spend too much time in powerlifting, leaving the sport after taking part in three sanctioned competitions, and winning all of them.
When Inez Carrasquillo moved to Strongwoman, she found inspiration in the 2x World’s Strongest Man, Tom Stoltman. Both Inez and Tom are Autistic, and witnessing Tom’s achievements in the sport-inspired Inez to strive for the same level of success.
Inez Carrasquillo has already achieved incredible things in the sport, having won the 2022 Arnold Amateur Strongwoman World Championships, the 2022 Beerstone, 2022 & 2023 Rainier Classics, and more. She also placed third at the 2022 World’s Strongest Woman competition.
It’s not yet clear how many competitions Inez Carrasquillo will participate in for the rest of the year. However, she has already been confirmed as a member of Team USA for the 2023 World’s Strongest Nation competition. However, Inez is also set to make an appearance at the 2023 World’s Strongest Woman competition, hoping to improve her placing from last year.