Bobbie Butters, Donna Berglund, and Joy Nnamani (57KG) Each Hit an IPF Raw World Record at 2022 IPF World Classic Championships

No IPF world record was safe — Butters in the squat, Berglund in the bench press, and Nnamani in the deadlift.

The 2022 International Powerlifting Federation (IPF) World Classic Championships taking place in Sun City, South Africa, from June 6-11, 2022, have seen a plethora of IPF raw world records shattered. On June 8, 2022, the Women’s 57-kilogram class took to the lifting platform, and all three big lifts saw a never before seen weight locked out. Bobbie Butters of Great Britain hit an IPF world record squat of 183 kilograms (403.5 pounds), Donna Berglund of Sweden scored an IPF world record bench press of 123 kilograms (271.2 pounds), and Joy Nnamani lifted an IPF world record deadlift of 228 kilograms (502.7 pounds) to win the gold and match her IPF world record total.

Despite the world records, Butters finished with the bronze, and Berglund missed the podium. Below are the full results of the Women’s 57-kilogram class:

2022 IPF World Classic Championships — Women’s 57-Kilograms

  1. Joy Nnamani — 480.5 kilograms (1,059.3 pounds)
  2. Jade Jacob — 480 kilograms (1,058.2 pounds)
  3. Bobbie Butters —478 kilograms (1,053.8 pounds)

Check out Nnamani’s IPF world record deadlift in the video below, courtesy of IPF’s Instagram page. The lift was 7.5 kilograms heavier than the previous IPF world record Nnamani set at the 2021 IPF World Classic Championships. The new IPF world record deadlift is four times Nnamani’s official bodyweight of 56.45 kilograms, which she locked out without a lifting belt.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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[Related: Jonathan Garcia and Eddie Berglund (66KG) Score IPF Raw World Records at 2022 IPF World Classic Championships]

Butters held the IPF world record raw squat of 180.5 kilograms from the 2021 IPF World Classic Championships entering the meet in Sun City. She eclipsed her previous record by 2.5 kilograms on her third attempt and tallied a total of 478 kilograms (1,053.8 pounds). She ultimately went nine for nine. Check out her new IPF world record squat in the video below:

 

 
 
 
 
 
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[Related: Tiffany Chapon (47KG) Sets 3 World Records at 2022 IPF World Championships]

While Berglund missed the podium with a sixth-place total of 430.5 kilograms (949.1 pounds), she surpassed Meghan Scanlon‘s previous IPF raw world record bench press by 7.5 kilograms. Scanlon held the world record since the 2019 IPF World Classic Championships. The 2022 IPF World Classic Championships conclude on June 11, 2022.

Featured image: @theipf on Instagram