Russian powerlifter Inna Filimonova is the reigning IPF Raw World Champion, and later this month, she’ll look to defend her title in the 57kg weight class at IPF World Championships in Killeen, Texas.

And while Filimonova has probably already started her taper for the competition — she has her own world records to break, after all — we’ve spent the better part of our Friday looking through old competition footage to find some of her best lifts. 

Our favorite so far is this 190kg/419pound deadlift from last year’s World Championships, which she completes at just 57kg/126pounds bodyweight. It’s a textbook sumo deadlift, and there’s no question about the lift: Filimonova has textbook lockout and executes each of her attempts with precision.

Below is a video of all Filimonova’s attempts from the 2015 IPF Raw Worlds in Luxembourg. The video comes courtesy of SBD Apparel, a sponsor for the event.


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