An International Powerlifting Federation (IPF) raw world record falling on the final day of the 2022 IPF World Classic Championships is fitting for the six-day competition in Sun City, South Africa. Records were toppled in nine of 14 weight categories over the competition, and the final one was scored by Bonica Brown in the +84-kilogram weight class.
Brown retained her title with an IPF raw total world record of 668.5 kilograms (1,473.8 pounds), including a new IPF raw squat world record of 273.5 kilograms (603 pounds). She went eight for nine in attempts across the three big lifts. Here are Brown’s results:
2022 IPF World Classic Championships — Bonica Brown | +84KG
- 255 kilograms (562.2 pounds)
- 267.5 kilograms (589.7 pounds)
- 273.5 kilograms (603 pounds) — IPF Raw World Record
- Bench Press
- 142.5 kilograms (314.2 pounds)
- 150 kilograms (330.7 pounds)
- 152.5 kilograms (336.2 pounds)
- 227.5 kilograms (501.6 pounds)
- 242.5 kilograms (534.6 pounds)
247.5 kilograms (545.6 pounds)
- Total — 668.5 kilograms (1,473.8 pounds) — IPF Raw World Record
Check out Brown’s IPF raw squat world record in the video below, courtesy of the IPF’s Instagram page:
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Brown’s new IPF raw squat world record was half a kilogram more than the previous world record she scored at the 2018 World Classic Powerlifting Championships. The rest of the Women’s +84-kilogram podium featured Emelie Leach as the silver medalist and Amelie Mierger as the bronze medalist. Brown’s total was 21 kilograms more than Leach’s and 30.5 kilograms more than Mierger’s, though both Leach and Mierger’s respective totals were continental records. Mierger’s bench press performance in Sun City included shattering the IPF raw bench press world record twice. She holds the current record of 163 kilograms (359.4 pounds), which she scored on her third attempt.
According to Open Powerlifting, Brown was the victor of the superheavyweight category at the IPF World Classic Championships in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2022. In addition to the IPF raw world records, Brown also holds the IPF equipped squat and total world records of 318.5 kilograms (702.2 pounds) and 791 kilograms (1.743.9 pounds), respectively.
In addition to Brown’s gold-medal performance, IPF raw world records were scored in the Women’s 47-kilogram, 52-kilogram, 57-kilogram, and 76-kilogram categories and in the Men’s 66-kilogram, 83-kilogram, 93-kilogram, and +120-kilogram categories at the time of this article’s publication.
Featured image: @theipf on Instagram