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The international federation of para-powerlifting, IPC Powerlifting, announced a five -year partnership on Wednesday (22 October) with globally recognized lifting equipment manufacturer Eleiko.
The deal will see the Swedish-based company, which has a long and illustrious history in weightlifting, provide equipment for all World and regional championships until 2018. Eleiko will also work with IPC Powerlifting to create more awareness of the sport to a new generation of fans from around the world.
407lbs for 8 reps (legs up) raw bench. This is definitely a marker for me that my strength is coming back. Just 7 weeks post surgery my progress is increasing more and more. Still am not trying to over push it, like overexerting to try and get more reps or load the bar to weights I don't need to be stressing my arm with just yet.
April Harper hit a 925 lb @ 148 at the APF Southern States Meet on Saturday, October 18th
This total will give her the 9th spot on the current raw rankings!
"I had a great day competing yesterday! Had a 38lb PR on my squat with a 308, a 44lb PR on my bench with a 214, and a 88lb PR on my deadlift with a 402 (which broke the Open National APF Record), a 165 lb PR ON MY TOTAL!!!!!!
China's world champion Yujiao Tan broke her own world record four times and lifted more than twice her bodyweight to easily win gold on Tuesday (21 October), the third day of the 2014 Asian Para Games in Incheon, South Korea.
Competing in the women's up to 67kg class, 24-year-old Tan lifted 133.0kg in the opening round to add 0.5kg to the world record she set at April's World Championships in Dubai, UAE.
Here is a clip of William Tenerelli (New Jersey) pulling 200kg/440.9 lbs for the 100% RAW Open National Deadlift Record in the 56kg/123# class. Tenerelli accomplished this lift at last weekend's Keystone Ironman Challenge in Pennsylvania. His official record is still pending the drug-test result:
The USAPL Georgia & Southern States has been full for over a month and a half with 220 lifters and it's about time for the showdown! There are some divisions/weight classes that are over 30 lifters deep! Some of the epic battles that will take place include:
Team Lilliebridges 308er finished with a 900 squat 495 bench and a 805 deadlift.
Daniel's lifts will place him number 2 on the current raw w/ wraps rankings and his big 900 squat is number one! His 805 pull will rank him 4th.
Mel competed at the IPA Ohio Grand Prix, Raw w/ wraps in the Junior division. She squatted 355lbs (7th All-time), benched 190lbs with a close miss at 200lbs, and deadlifted 355lbs for a 900lb total (14th All-time). She also won the best female lifter award against the equipped lifters. This is only her 3rd meet ever and she has been powerlifting for only 10 months now
The opening day of powerlifting at the 2014 Asian Para Games in Incheon, South Korea, on Sunday (19 October) saw two world and three Asian records broken and Chinese women leading the way with gold in two of the three medal events.
Dandan Hu, a fifth place finisher at April's World Championships, led the way for China with gold in the women's up to 45kg class, lifting a world and Asian record of 99kg.
Postmark and online entry deadline is today!
Come out to our pre-thanksgiving event and qualify for the 2015 USAPL Raw and Bench Nationals in Scranton, Pennsylvania
Entry Deadline October 20th, 2014
Here are the final nominations for the upcoming 2014 IPF Mens Worlds.
To be held in Aurora / USA
3 − 8 November, 2014
1. Fedosienko Sergey 1982 Russia 296.0 200.0 255.0 751.0
2. Leon Franklin 1983 Ecuador 265.0 172.5 235.0 672.5
3. Lima Eudson 1985 Brazil 250.0 150.0 245.0 645.0
On Oct 18th April Mathis broke her deadlift record by pulling 589 pounds! She also benched 413 just missing 446 on her second and 3rd attempts. April consistently shows her dominance in the sport by holding all the world records in the super heavyweight division as well as having the ultimate lift in each event regardless of weight class! She is "formula be damned" the strongest woman on earth.
Melissa Reyes, 97 lb. lifter out of AllMighty Barbell Club in Tampa, in only her 2nd meet (APF Orlando Barbell Meet), puts up the #1 raw without wraps total in the USA with a 622 total. She squatted 192.9, Benched 126.8, and deadlifted 303.1. Her total is also the 3rd highest total ever on Michael Soong's all-time raw rankings for the 97 lb. class.
Dustin recently lifted in Sioux City,Ia at the Rick Hussey Memorial meet. He singleply squatted 1102.3lb or 500 kg which puts him number 1 current SHW and all time ranking as well as #1 in the world all feds. This also makes Dustin the first person in the world to singleply squat 1100+lbs.