On Saturday, Mar. 25, 2023, super heavyweight powerlifter Jesus Olivares competed in the International Powerlifting Federation’s (IPF) Sheffield Championships. He not only won his category but set an all-time raw world record total of 1,152.5 kilograms (2,540.8 pounds)
Olivares’ new all-time raw world record total surpassed the previous record of 1,127.5 kilograms (2,485.7 pounds) scored by Dan Bell at the 2020 RPS Sarasota Showdown. The summary of Olivares’ performance, including his lifts, can be seen below, courtesy of Powerlifting America’s Instagram page:
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2023 IPF Sheffield Powerlifting Championships Results | Jesus Olivares, +120KG, Raw
- Squat — 470 kilograms (1,036.35 pounds)
- Bench Press — 272.5 kilograms (600.8 pounds)
- Deadlift — 410 kilograms (904.5 pounds) — New World Record
- Total — 1,152.5 kilograms (2,542.1 pounds) — New All-Time World Record
According to Open Powerlifting, Olivares weighed in at 178.1 kilograms (392.8 pounds). He went nine for nine on the day, starting with the squat. He opened with 425 kilograms (937.1 pounds), followed by his second attempt of 455 kilograms (1,003.2 pounds), which were both successful. His final lift was 470 kilograms, which he completed with two white lights out of three. The left side judge red-lighted the lift.
From there, Olivares bench pressed an opening of 250 kilograms (551 pounds) successfully. He made good on his second attempt of 265 kilograms (584.3 pounds) as well. The third attempt was for 272.5 kilograms, and it was also scored two to one in his favor. The same judge red-lighted this attempt.
Olivares began the deadlift with a successful 370 kilograms (815.8 pounds). His second attempt was 399 kilograms (879.7 pounds), which was white-lighted. The final deadlift for the all-time raw world record total was 410 kilograms, and he lifted it without issue to full lockout. Three white lights later, Olivares unsnapped his lifting belt and celebrated.
In addition to setting the all-time raw world record total and his prize purse was $36,681, Olivares’ win qualified him for the 2023 IPF World Classic Open Championships, set for June 11-18, 2023, in Valletta, Malta.
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