France produces some elite-caliber powerlifters. Tiffany Chapon is a prime example of a rising star in the sport who already has an impressive resume at 20 years of age. The 47-kilogram competitor took to her Instagram page on Nov. 30, 2021, to share a video of a 153.5-kilogram (338.4-pound) raw squat. Not only is that over three times her competition bodyweight, but it is also a full kilogram over the current International Powerlifting Federation (IPF) raw world record held by Chen Wei-Ling of Taiwan.
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IPF raw deadlift and total world record holder at 47-kilograms Heather Connor commented on BarBend‘s repost of Chapon’s training squat that “Chapon also benches a clean 96 kilograms and has a best gym total of 411 kilograms.” That gym total is remarkable considering it is three kilograms over Connor’s current IPF world record total of 408 kilograms (899.5 pounds) scored at the 2021 USA Powerlifting (USAPL) Raw Nationals.
Probably one of the most impressive athletes I’ve seen in a while!
Since making her competitive powerlifting debut at age 19 at the 2020 FFForce Silent Worker Meet, Chapon has appeared in six sanctioned competitions. Of those six, she won four, including a gold medal at the 2021 IPF World Classic Championships with a 397.5-kilogram (876.3-pound) total. It was there that she hit her competition-best squat of 150 kilograms (330.7 pounds), according to Open Powerlifting. Additionally, Chapon holds the IPF raw squat (122.5 kilograms), deadlift (146.5 kilograms), and total (339 kilograms) world records at 43-kilograms.
Chapon’s most robust competition performance to date was her runner-up finish at the FFForce Girl Power meet on Oct. 30, 2021, with the following stats:
2021 FFForce Girl Power — Tiffany Chapon Results
Chapon’s 402.5-kilogram (887.4-pound) total is the third heaviest on record in IPF competition. Only Wei-Ling and Connor have lifted more — 407.5 kilograms (898.4 pounds) and 408 kilograms (899.5 pounds), respectively. Given that the top 47-kilogram powerlifter on the planet has touted the prowess of Chapon’s lifting, and Chapon is hitting the numbers to back it up, it seems like only a matter of time before Chapon calls for world record weight in sanctioned competition.
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