The peaking videos continue to surge on social media as powerlifters across the world close in on their platform date for this year’s IPF World Classic Powerlifting Championships. As a reminder, this year’s Championships are taking place in Calgary, Canada and kick off June 5th and go through June 14th.
The athlete and video we’re highlighting in this article is a monstrous 273kg (602 lb) squat coming from New Zealand based powerlifter Tim Monigatti. This year, Monigatti has his work cut out for him in the competitive -74kg junior weight class, but with this recent lift, we’re confident he’ll hold his own on the platform.
The 273kg (602 lb) squat Monigatti shared is not only a 10.5kg personal best, but it’s a lift that tops the current IPF Open world record by 3kg and the junior record by 13kg. Keep in mind, Monigatti is a junior lifter.
In Monitgatti’s Instagram video he writes, “A great way to end one of the best squat cycles I’ve ever had! 273kg/602lbs for a 10.5kg pb. This is a couple of kilos over the open squat record!”
We’d agree, that’s a strong squat cycle indeed. Although, Monigatti is no stranger to moving big weight, as his last meet was a little over a month ago, and even without hitting the numbers he wanted going into the meet he still recorded a very strong performance.
At this meet, Monigatti’s squat, deadlift, and total all unofficially broke the junior -74kg IPF world records. Obviously, he weighed in a little over the -74kg weight class, but with his recent squat, we’re confident the junior world record will soon be his.
In his meet’s recap video Monigatti writes, “Didn’t really hit the numbers I wanted this weekend. A decent pb nonetheless! 260.5kg/145kg/290kg for 695.5kg @ 75.25kg.”
With less than two weeks until Monigatti takes the platform, he’s demonstrating that he’s more ready than ever. Could he be walking away with a world record or two? Time will tell.
Feature image from @tim_monigatti Instagram page.