Powerlifting Brianny Terry is not joking around with her training prep. The 24-year-old, 75-kilogram lifter is scheduled to compete at the 2021 World Raw Powerlifting Federation (WRPF) Showdown on Sept. 26, 2021. On Sept. 9, 2021, Terry took to her Instagram page to share a video of her stellar 267.5-kilogram (589.7-pound) raw deadlift — a full two kilograms (4.4 pounds) over her current deadlift world record.
Terry’s deadlift was done in a sumo stance with a mixed grip. She wore a lifting belt but eschewed knee sleeves. She did not disclose her body weight at the time of the lift in the caption of her social media post, but the load on the barbell is over three and a half times her competition bodyweight. Check out Terry’s unofficial deadlift world record below:
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Terry’s deadlift moved smoothly from the lift to the lockout and did not reveal any noticeable points of struggle. In her own words:
It felt SO. FREAKIN. GOOD.
This lift comes seven months after the 2021 WRPF Hybrid Showdown III, where Terry had the best performance of her powerlifting career. At that event, according to Open Powerlifting, she set the current deadlift world record and the third-highest total in the history of the 75-kilogram class. Here are her stats from that event:
Brianny Terry — 2021 WRPF Hybrid Showdown III Results
- Squat — 217.5 kilograms (479.5 pounds)
- Bench Press — 125 kilograms (275.6 pounds)
- Deadlift — 265.5 kilograms (585.3 pounds) — Current World Record
- Total — 608 kilograms (1,340.4 pounds)
Terry also still holds the Junior single deadlift world record with her 242.5-kilogram (534.6-pound) pull from the 2019 United States Powerlifting Association (USPA) PDX Winter Open. Including her competitive powerlifting debut at age 17 at the 2017 USPA Western Regionals, Terry has appeared in seven sanctioned events, all at 75-kilograms. Of those seven, she won gold four times, silver twice, and missed the podium only once — the 2018 Southern Powerlifting Federation Slingshot Record Breakers, where she ranked eighth.
The 2021 WRPF Showdown begins on Sept. 25, but all female participants will compete on Sept. 26. It is not clear if Terry will call for a world record weight on the barbell, but if she does, expect the record books to receive some edits once she steps off the platform.
Feature image: @briannyt on Instagram