Jesus Olivares - Image credit @mega.gojira Instagram
Earlier this year, Jesus Olivares competed at the 2023 IPF World Championships, and one of the events turned out to be a bit worse than he expected. That was the bench press, as he failed to lift even within 5 kilograms (11 pounds) of his competition PR. So, that was definitely something that Jesus needed to pay attention to, and he decided to do so earlier rather than later. In fact, although Jesus is still months away from his next appearance, he has already set a brand new 280-kilogram (617.3-pound) bench press Personal Record in training.
Jesus Olivares loaded 280 kilograms (617.3 pounds) and called up four spotters, one of whom was another elite powerlifter, Russel Orhii. He then put on a lifting belt and a pair of wrist wraps. So, with everything ready, Jesus initiated the bench press and first slowly lowered the barbell down to his chest. Avoiding any bounce, Jesus made a slight pause and started pushing back up. The weight moved smoothly, so Jesus’ new PR was never in question.
From how things stand now, it seems that Jesus Olivares will next compete at the 2024 IPF Sheffield Powerlifting Championships, which is scheduled for February 10th, 2024, in Sheffield City Hall, UK. What makes the competition special is the prize purse of around $550,000 which is one of the biggest ever seen in powerlifting.
Jesus Olivares is now a 3x IPF World Champion and seems to be absolutely unbeatable currently. Moreover, he is just in his mid-20s, making him a relatively young athlete. Despite his age, Jesus has already taken part in 21 sanctioned powerlifting competitions and won 12 of them. Moreover, he came out victorious in the past 11 consecutive competitions, and has thus never been dethroned since 2019.
Jesus Olivares’ Competition PRs
*Jesus Olivares set all of his competition PRs at the 2023 IPF Sheffield Powerlifting Championships.
Data Source: Open Powerlifting. Last Updated: August 17, 2023
From what can be seen on Jesus Olivares’ Instagram, he is not only doing well in the bench press but at other events as well. Namely, his deadlifts seem to be progressing rapidly, which is incredible to see. So, in a few months, Jesus could put up the greatest performance ever seen in powerlifting, and it is in no way an unrealistic prediction. Until then, Jesus will chase more PRs in training.
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