The 2023 IPF World Classic Powerlifting Championships have been spectacular with multiple records falling and old champions coming back to reclaim their titles. Jonathan Cayco is one of those, as he was the world champion in 2021, but lost the title in 2022. However, he just put up a record-breaking performance to win the 93-kilogram weight class of the 2023 IPF Worlds. In addition, Jonathan also set two new IPF World Records to solidify his greatness.
The first World Record that Jonathan Cayco broke came in the bench press event. This is not surprising since this event is Jonathan’s trademark. He is even nicknamed “Mr. Bench”. So, he ended up locking out 243 kilograms (535.7 pounds) on his third bench press attempt. This was 1.5 kilograms (3.3 pounds) heavier than the previous IPF World Record. The old record was also in the possession of Cayco, who set it at the 2023 IPF Sheffield Powerlifting Championships.
Jonathan Cayco also set an IPF World Record in the Total event as he racked up 888 kilograms (1,957.7 pounds) through all three lifts. So, he once again advanced his own World Record by a margin of 4 kilograms (8.8 pounds). Like the squat, Jonathan set the previous World Record at the 2023 IPF Sheffield Powerlifting Championships.
Jonathan Cayco’s Full Performance
Squat: 300 kilograms (661.4 pounds)
Bench Press: 243 kilograms (535.7 pounds) — U93KG IPF World Record
Deadlift: 345 kilograms (760.6 pounds)
Total: 888 kilograms (1,957.7 pounds) — U93KG IPF World Record
Obviously, having set a new Total World record, Jonathan Cayco also won the 93-kilogram weight class. However, it is still impressive that he won it quite confidently, finishing with a 13-kilogram (28.7-pound) heavier Total than the second place finisher, Gustav Hedlund. Placing third was Emil Krastev, one of the two athletes who placed higher than Cayco in last year’s IPF World Championships.
Data Source: Open Powerlifting. Last Updated: August 17, 2023
Jonathan Cayco has been competing in professional powerlifting for eight years now. However, he has only competed in 16 sanctioned competitions so far, but the majority of them are among the most prestigious in the world. In addition, he has won 10 of the competitions in which he has taken part.
Jonathan Cayco has been on a mission to reclaim his IPF title ever since he lost it one year ago. His training sessions became brutal, but they resulted in numerous PRs for him. Furthermore, it now also helped him claim his 2x IPF World Championship title, as well as two new World Records. He will now continue training to make sure that the title and the record stay under his name for the foreseeable future as well.
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