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It’s The “Record-Breaking” Season At The 2021 World Classic Powerlifting Championships

1 Oct , 2021  

The IPF 2021 World Classic Powerlifting Championships at Halmstad in Sweden is underway in full swing. After completing the junior and sub-juniors category, the event moved on to Men’s and Women’s weight categories.

Two female lifters from Great Britain, Bobby Butters @bobbie.butters and Joy Nnamani @j_nnamani achieved world records in squat and deadlift respectively. Joy Nnamani deadlift 220.5kg / 486lbs in the 57kg / 125.6lbs category and achieved a 480.5kg / 1059lbs total. Meanwhile Bobby Butters scored a world record in the squat by lifting 180.5kg / 379.9lbs with a 57kg / 125.6lbs body weight. 

Meanwhile, in the men’s category, Russel Orhii @russwole from the Virgin Islands first broke the World record in the 83kg / 182lbs class category. He deadlifted 333kg / 734lbs and had an 841kg / 1854lbs total. However, right after that Asien Enahoro from Hungary broke the newly established record by deadlifting 336kg / 740.7lbs in the 83kg / 182lbs class category. Asien had some trouble locking out his knees during the deadlift but he managed to pull off the weight.

However, Russel still has a World Record Squat of 320.5kg / 706.5lbs to his name in the same weight category.

On the other hand, with a 220.5kg / 486.1lbs deadlift in the 57kg / 125lbs weight category, Joy Nnmani had 480.5kg / 1059lbs total, which is again pretty impressive. In the 63kg / 138lbs women’s category, Prescilla Bavoil @lya_powerlift from France scored two world records to her name, by squatting 205kg / 451.9lbs and deadlifting 230.5kg / 508.1lbs. 


Chad holds a bachelors degree in Biotechnology and Nutritional Science and has been working out since he was in high school. Apart from handling the duties of an Editor at Powerlifting Motivation, he helps his clients make informed nutritional decisions.

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