History has been made.
Yesterday morning, junior powerlifter Dalton LaCoe took to the platform to complete an historic strength feat at this year’s IPF World Classic Powerlifing Championships. LaCoe lifted in the 53kg junior weight class at 8 AM, and put up huge numbers, along with breaking a couple IPF junior world records.
LaCoe is known for his deadlift strength, and yesterday could arguably be one of his strongest deadlift performances to date — if not the best. For starters, LaCoe’s final deadlift attempt made him the first ever athlete to pull five times bodyweight in an IPF santioned meet, which is absolutely absurd. On his final attempt, LaCoe deadlifted a monstrous 271.5kg (598 lbs) at a staggering bodyweight of 53kg (116 lbs).
Check out the huge deadlift below, which was shared on the IPF’s Instagram page.
To add to the impressiveness of this feat, the IPF points out in their Instagram video’s description that this deadlift tops the current 59kg Open world record. But they don’t mention that it tops the record by 31.5kg, so we’ll do it.
And wait, there’s more. In addition to topping the current 59kg Open world record, this 271.5kg deadlift also tops the 66kg and 74kg Open deadlift world records (obviously, not as relevant per his weight class, but still remarkable).
The previous junior world record was held by Lithuanian athlete Valciukas Egidijus at 200kg. LaCoe actually broke the junior deadlift world record on his first and second attempt. For his first deadlift, LaCoe pulled 241kg, then 260kg on his second attempt. It’s not often [if ever] you see a world record get shattered by 71.5kg.
For another view of the deadlift, check out the video below from Sean Noreiga.
To conclude his meet, LaCoe finished with a 170kg squat, a 117.5kg bench press, and of course the 271.5kg deadlift.
All of these lifts earned him a 559kg total, another 53kg junior world record, and a 538 Wilks Score. Congratulations to LaCoe on a monumental performance.
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Feature image from @theipf Instagram page.