Powerlifter Tamara Walcott (90+KG) Deadlifts 14 Pounds Over Her Raw World Record In Training

Walcott aims to rewrite the record books with new squat, deadlift, and total world records at the 2022 WRPF Ghost Clash.

When one of the most elite powerlifters on the planet gives an inside look at their training in the gym, it is not farfetched that they might share a historic lift. That’s the case with the current raw deadlift world record holder in the superheavyweight division Tamara Walcott. Walcott shared a video on her TikTok page that she then reposted on her Instagram page on Feb. 5, 2022, that featured her deadlifting 14 pounds over the 288.5-kilogram (636-pound) raw deadlift record she scored at the 2021 World Raw Powerlifting Federation (WRPF) The Showdown in Kansas City, MO.

After a sniff of ammonia and an adjustment of her weight belt, Walcott squared up to the barbell. She performed her signature set up of two giant steps, a back kick, and two forward flicks of her wrists before locking out 294.8 kilograms (650 pounds) — a new raw world record had it been performed in competition. Check it out below:


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In the caption of her Instagram post, Walcott already called her shot as to when her current raw world record will fall:

Stay tune [sic] as I work towards Breaking my own ATWR. FOR THE HEAVIEST WOMEN’S DEAD LIFT IN THE NEXT 8 days.

The event in question is the 2022 WRPF Ghost Clash in Miami, FL, on Feb. 12-13, 2022. Walcott will attempt to break her deadlift world record, the current all-time raw squat world record, and the heaviest total ever scored by a female powerlifter.

The current all-time raw squat world record is a 278.9-kilogram (614.9-pound) lift by April Mathis, scored at the 2011 American Powerlifting Federation (APF) Southern States contest, according to Open Powerlifting. Mathis also hit the all-time total world record at that same event — a massive 730.2 kilograms (1,609.8 pounds). 


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Walcott’s competition best squat is 265 kilograms (584.2 pounds) — nearly 14 kilograms shy of Mathis’ all-time world record. If Walcott finds success in exceeding Mathis’ all-time total world record, she will have scored the two heaviest totals ever as Walcott currently holds the second all-time heaviest total of 718.5 kilograms (1,584 pounds). Walcott and Mathis are the only female powerlifters to hit surpass the 700-kilogram milestone total.

Judging from her performance on a lifting platform in the back half of 2021 and her current competition prep, Walcott has a real shot at claiming each record on her agenda at the 2022 WRPF Ghost Clash. If successful, she would topple records that have stood for over a decade.

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