Powerlifter Bonica Brown Squats IPF World Record 318.0kg/701 Pounds

The 2018 IPF World Open Equipped Powerlifting Championships wrapped up in Halmstad, Sweden this past weekend, but we’ll be recapping the epic lifts in our heads for weeks to come. One of our favorites (and perhaps the most impressive lift of the entire competition)? American Bonica Brown’s jaw-dropping 318kg/701 pound back squat, good for a World Record for the +84kg weight category.

Check out the lift below.

Brown — no stranger to the international platform or the record books — finished with 318kg a squat (World Record), 215kg bench (a personal best for her), 250kg deadlift, and 783kg total (another World Record).

Brown’s 783kg total as a full 73kg above anyone else in her class. American Rebecca Holcomb finished in silver with a 710kg total, which included a win in the deadlift with  257.5kg. The two finished out a strong competition for the American women, who finished with the Team Championship ahead of Russia.

In the powerlifting world, Brown truly is a double threat, performing at an all-world level in both raw and equipped lifting. During June’s IPF World Classic Powerlifting Championships, she walked away with World Records in every discipline, including a 671.5kg total.

Featured image: @theipf on Instagram

David Tao

David Tao

BarBend's Co-Founder and Editorial Director, David is a veteran of the health & fitness industry, with nearly a decade of experience building and running editorial teams in the space. He also serves as a color commentator for both National and International weightlifting competitions, many through USA Weightlifting.

David graduated from Harvard University and served for several years as Editorial Director/Chief Content Officer of Greatist.com. In addition to his work in the health & fitness industry, David has been a writer for Fortune and Fortune.com, as well as a contributor to Forbes.com, Slate, and numerous other outlets across the web and in print. He's especially passionate about the intersection of strength sports and quality, professional media coverage — overlapping interests shared by the BarBend editorial team and which drive their content strategy each and every day.

David is a proud Kentucky native. In his free time, David is a voiceover actor and can be heard in animated films, independent shorts, music videos, commercials, and podcasts.

Leave a Comment

ADVERTISEMENT

Latest News

Featured Video

Reviews

Follow Us