On Feb. 13, 2021, 17-year-old French powerlifter Malik Bernoussi Triolet set a world record total of 705 kilograms (1,554.3 pounds) in the 82.5-kilogram weight class of the teen 16-17 division at the Fédération Française de Force (FFForce) Test Match Eleiko. Also competing at the event were the 2019 European Powerlifting Federation (EPF) European Classic Championships winners of the 63-kilogram and 52-kilogram classes, Prescillia Bavoil and Noémie Allabert, respectively.
Here are Bernoussi’s stats from the event at a bodyweight of 82.3 kilograms, all of which were new competition PRs:
- Squat — 247.5 kilograms (545.6 pounds)
- Bench Press — 172.5 kilograms (380.3 pounds)
- Deadlift — 285 kilograms (628.3 pounds)
- Total — 705 kilograms (1,554.3 pounds)
Check out Triolet’s lifts in the video below courtesy of Lifting Vault’s YouTube channel:
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It is worth noting that although this is a world record total, it is not an International Powerlifting Federation (IPF) world record. The recognized bodyweight category for the IPF is 83 kilograms. That record is 708 kilograms ( 1,560.8 pounds) and belongs to Filip Näreskog, who set it at the 2019 EPF European Classic Championships. Triolet’s 705-kilogram (1,554.3-pound) total is currently the second-highest ever IPF total.
According to Open Powerlifting, Triolet made his competitive powerlifting debut at the age of 14 in the Sub-Junior Division at the 2018 FFForce Premier Pas FA PL LAURAF where he placed first with a 392.5-kilogram (865.3-pound) total. Including that event, he has competed in eight sanctioned meets — all of which took place in France — and landed on the podium in six of them.
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In just over a year’s time, Triolet added 20 kilograms (44.1 pounds) to his squat and his bench press, 35 kilograms (77.2 pounds) to his deadlift, and 82.5 kilograms (182 pounds) to his total. Although it is not clear when Triolet will compete next on a competitive lifting stage, it is clear that his training during 2020 paid some pretty serious dividends like this new world record. It will be interesting to watch what total he shoots for next and if he can close the gap on Näreskog’s IPF world record that’s just three kilograms (6.6 pounds) away.
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