Last week, three-time World’s Strongest Woman (WSW) Donna Moore broke her own Atlas Stone world record by loading a 171-kilogram (377-pound) stone over a 48-inch bar. Her performance took place on Sept. 27, 2020, in episode two, season two of World’s Ultimate Strongman “Feats of Strength” series. On Sunday, Oct. 4, 2020, episode three will feature another women’s world record holder — Andrea Thompson. The British strongwoman will attempt to set a new women’s deadlift world record.
The current world record is 310 kilograms (683 pounds) set by American Becca Swanson. How much Thompson plans to lift has yet to be announced. The spectacle will be live-streamed on Coresports.world, Rogue Fitness’ YouTube channel, and ESPN will broadcast it. The episode will air at 12 p.m. EST / 5 p.m. GMT.
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The 2018 WSW winner had one of the most memorable appearances in “Feats of Strength” season one. She set not one but two world records on the log lift. On her third attempt, Thompson set a new record of 130 kilograms (286.6 pounds), breaking the previous women’s world record, set by Danielle Vaji, by one kilogram. Two attempts later, Thompson added five kilograms, to bring the total weight on the bar to 135 kilograms (297.6 pounds). Yet again, she pressed it overhead successfully.
It’s fair to say that Thompson is as skilled at pulling heavy weights as she is at pushing them. She is one of a handful of women ever to deadlift more than 600 pounds. In March 2020, Thompson became the Rogue Elephant Bar women’s deadlift world record holder by lifting 281.7 kilograms (621 pounds) at the Arnold Sports Festival.
If you did not see that lift, you can check it out below courtesy of Rogue Fitness’ YouTube channel:
The stage is set for Thompson to put on a remarkable show this Sunday, similar to what she did in season one of the “Feats of Strength” series. It’d be impressive enough for her to collect another women’s world record, but perhaps we’ll see another double-record setting performance. Either way, you won’t want to tune out of this attempt.
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