French powerlifter Tiffany Chapon recently executed 153.5kg (338.4lbs) raw squat in the gym. 20-year-old Chapon is one of the fastest rising competitors in the 47kg (104lbs) weight class and the 153.5kg raw squat is 1kg heavier than the International Powerlifting Federation (IPF) world record.
Tiffany Chapon shared the video of this massive lift on her Instagram account. She executed the lift while wearing wrist wraps and a lifting belt. There was no grind apparent as the 20-year-old comfortably finished the lift and returned the bar to the stand with a wide grin.
Courtesy of Tiffany Chapon’s Instagram account, you can watch the full video of her 153.5kg (338.4lbs) raw squat here:
“I did this bar 5 minutes before but I’m gradually learning to listen to myself. I’m happy that technical adjustments are paying off,” Tiffany Chapon wrote in the caption to her post.
The IPF world record for raw squat in the 47kg weight class belongs to Taiwanese powerlifter Wei-Ling Chen. She completed a 152.5kg (336.2lbs) raw squat en route to a gold medal finish at the 2015 World Classic Powerlifting Championships in Salo, Finland. Although heavier, Tiffany Chapon’s lift will not be considered as the official world record since she executed the heavy lift out of competition. The French powerlifter did not reveal her weight at the time of the lift. However, the lift is 3.26 times heavier than her competition weight (47kg), which makes it an impressive achievement in itself.
Tiffany Chapon’s powerlifting career at a glance
Tiffany Chapon made her powerlifting debut at the 2020 FFForce Silent Worker Meet in St-Germain-En-Laye, France with a gold medal finish. Chapon has participated in a total of six sanctioned competitions so far and won the gold medal in four of those. She last competed in the 2021 FFForce Girl Power in Cambrai, France where she finished second. Chapon scored her personal best for deadlift, bench press, and total at the same competition. Her personal best for squat and deadlift came at the 2021 IPF World Powerlifting Championships where she won the gold medal while competing in the open division.
Tiffany Chapon’s Personal Best Records
- Total – 402.5kg (887.3lbs)
- Deadlift – 165kg (363.7lbs)
- Squat – 150kg (330.7lbs)
- Bench Press – 90kg (198.4lbs)
All of Tiffany Chapon scored all of her personal best records during two of her most recent competitive appearances and her training lifts are already breaking the world records. This suggests that the 20-year-old is progressing at a rapid pace and it will be interesting to see how Tiffany Chapon’s powerlifting career unfolds in the years to come.
Powerlifting competition results
- Silent Worker Meet (FFForce) – Open Division – Raw – 1st place
- Test Match Eleiko (FFForce) – Juniors Division – 1st place
- Silent Worker Meet (FFForce) – Prime Time Division – 2nd place
- Championnats de France Jeunes et Elite de Force Athletique (FFForce) – Open Division – 1st place
- World Classic Powerlifting Championships (IPF) – Open Division – 1st place
- Girl Power (FFForce) – Juniors Division – 2nd place