A powerlifting juggernaut, Lawrence’s large pull may portend extra greatness.
In 2022, powerlifter Amanda Lawrence (84KG) captured her third Worldwide Powerlifting Federation (IPF) World Championship within the final 4 years. The athlete gained Finest General Lifter on the 2022 Powerlifting America (AMP) Basic Open Nationals. She even notched a private document (PR) or two in coaching, together with a uncooked 249.9-kilogram (551-pound) paused deadlift PR in August 2022. In a brand new aggressive season, it seems to be like Lawrence is able to hit the bottom … lifting.
Throughout a coaching session on Mar. 2, 2023, Lawrence shared an Instagram video of herself capturing a uncooked 259-kilogram (573-pound) deadlift. In response to the IPF database, the pull is simply half a kilogram (1.3 kilos) off of Lawrence’s World Report of 260.5 kilograms (574.3 kilos) from the 2021 IPF World Uncooked Basic Powerlifting Championships. Lawrence’s deadlift doesn’t come and not using a wrestle, although she held the locked out place for a number of full seconds.
This efficiency might tease a doubtlessly profitable try at surpassing her document within the close to future. Lawrence wore only a lifting belt for assist. Later within the clip, the competitor can also be seen finishing a five-rep set with 239.9 kilograms (529 kilos) whereas sporting a belt and lifting straps.
Lawrence’s newest deadlift show is linked to her ongoing preparation for the 2023 IPF Sheffield Powerlifting Championships. That contest is scheduled for Mar. 25, 2023, in Sheffield, England. It will likely be Lawrence’s first aggressive look of the 2023 powerlifting season and her first since efficiently defending her IPF World title in South Africa in early June 2022.
Courting again to June 2019, Lawrence has had a spotless aggressive document. Between some simultaneous Junior and Open appearances, the powerlifter has gained eight straight contests within the 84-kilogram division, together with her three IPF World titles. She has additionally captured three USA Powerlifting (USAPL) Nationwide titles, with two coming as a Junior and Open competitor in 2019. The athlete gained the Open USAPL Nationwide Championship in 2021.
As Lawrence prepares for the 2023 Sheffield Championships, right here’s an outline of her all-time uncooked competitors bests:
Amanda Lawrence | All-Time Uncooked Competitors Bests
- Squat — 255.9 kilograms (564.3 kilos)
- Bench Press — 132.5 kilograms (292.1 kilos)
- Deadlift — 260.5 kilograms (574.3 kilos)
- Whole — 645.9 kilograms (1,424.4 kilos)
In response to Open Powerlifting, Lawrence’s high squat of 255.9 kilograms (564.3 kilos) is the second heaviest all-time in her division. Solely Samantha Rice has a heavier squat of 257.5 kilograms (567.7 kilos) from the 2022 United States Powerlifting Affiliation (USPA) Professional Uncooked Championships. As well as, her uncooked whole of 645.9 kilograms (1,424.4 kilos) is the third-heaviest ever. Solely Rice (687.4 kilograms/1,515.6 kilos) and Chakera Ingram (671 kilograms/1,479.3 kilos) have larger uncooked totals.
Lawrence will probably be joined by Jessica Buettner — the two-time reigning IPF World Champion within the 76-kilogram division — on the 2023 Sheffield Championships. Whereas Buettner competed within the 84-kilogram class at her final contest, she’s going to revert again to her typical 76-kilogram class.
As soon as Lawrence has concluded her look on the 2023 Sheffield Championships, she’s going to probably flip her consideration to the 2023 IPF Worlds. These will happen on Jun 11-18, 2023, in Valletta, Malta. Ought to Lawrence emerge victorious, the athlete could have accomplished a consecutive “three-peat” and notched her fourth IPF title in half a decade. It’d be a becoming accomplishment for one among powerlifting’s largest stars.
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