A powerlifting juggernaut, Lawrence’s massive pull may indicate greater superiority.
In 2022, powerlifter Amanda Lawrence (84KG) captured her third International Powerlifting Federation (IPF) World Championship in the last four years. Athlete wins Best Overall Lifter at the 2022 Powerlifting America (AMP) Classic Open Nationals. He also achieved a personal record (PR) or two in training, including a raw 249.9-kilogram (551-pound) paused deadlift PR in August 2022. In a new competitive season, Lawrence looks set to hit the ground running… .
On March 2, 2023, during a training session, Lawrence shared his Instagram video Capturing a raw 259-kilogram (573-pound) deadlift. According to the IPF database, pull only Half a kilogram (1.3 pounds) Lawrence’s world record of 260.5 kilograms (574.3 pounds) was knocked out of the 2021 IPF World Raw Classic Powerlifting Championships. Lawrence’s deadlift didn’t come without a fight, though, as she held the locked-out position for several full seconds.
The performance could tease a potentially successful attempt to beat her record in the near future. Lawrence wore only a lifting belt for support. Later in the clip, the competitor is also seen completing a five-rep set while wearing a belt and lifting the straps at 239.9 kilograms (529 pounds).
Lawrence’s latest deadlift performance ties in with his ongoing preparations for the 2023 IPF Sheffield Powerlifting Championships. That competition is scheduled for March 25, 2023 in Sheffield, England. This will be Lawrence’s first competitive appearance of the 2023 powerlifting season and his first since successfully defending his IPF world title in South Africa in early June 2022.
As of June 2019, Lawrence has an unblemished competitive record. Between some simultaneous junior and open shows, The powerlifter has won eight straight competitions in the 84-kilogram division, including her three IPF world titles. He has also captured three USA Powerlifting (USAPL) national titles, two coming as a junior and open competitor in 2019. The athlete won the Open USAPL National Championship in 2021.
As Lawrence prepares for the 2023 Sheffield Championships, here’s an overview of his all-time raw competition best:
Amanda Lawrence | Best of Raw competition of all time
- Squat – 255.9 kilograms (564.3 pounds)
- Bench press – 132.5 kilograms (292.1 pounds)
- Deadlift – 260.5 kilograms (574.3 pounds)
- Total – 645.9 kilograms (1,424.4 pounds)
According to this Open Powerlifting, Lawrence’s top squat of 255.9 kilograms (564.3 pounds) is the second highest all-time in his division. Only Samantha Rice has a heavier squat of 257.5 kilograms (567.7 pounds) from the 2022 United States Powerlifting Association (USPA) Pro Raw Championships. In addition, her raw total of 645.9 kilograms (1,424.4 pounds) is the third-heaviest ever. Only rice (687.4 kilograms/1,515.6 pounds) and chakera ingram (671 kilograms/1,479.3 pounds) have higher raw totals.
Lawrence will join two-time reigning IPF world champion Jessica Buettner in the 76-kilogram division at the 2023 Sheffield Championships. While Buttner will compete in the 84-kilogram division in her last competition, she will return to her usual 76-kilogram class.
Once Lawrence completes her appearance at the 2023 Sheffield Championships, she is likely to turn her attention to the 2023 IPF Worlds. It will be held on June 11-18, 2023 in Valletta, Malta. If Lawrence emerges victorious, the athlete will complete a “three-peat” in a row and earn her fourth IPF title in half a decade. It’s a fitting feat for one of powerlifting’s biggest stars.
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