Powerlifter Tamara Walcott (+90KG) Eclipses Her All-Time Raw Deadlift World Record by 24 Pounds In Training

Walcott pulled a staggering 299.4-kilogram (660-pound) raw deadlift in the gym.

The 2022 World Raw Powerlifting Federation (WRPF) The American Pro is scheduled for July 29-30, 2022, at The Salisbury Center in Manassas, VA. Many of the world’s best powerlifters are slated to compete in that contest, including world record holders Chad Penson, John Haack, and Danny Grigsby.

The current Women’s all-time raw deadlift world record holder Tamara Walcott, who competes in the +90-kilogram weight class, will also be in Manassas with her sights set on editing the record books. On July 22, 2022, Walcott took to her Instagram page to share a video wherein she deadlifted 299.4 kilograms (660 pounds) raw. She wore wrist wraps and a lifting belt and used a mixed grip in a conventional stance. Check it out below:


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[Related: Powerlifter Kristy Hawkins (75KG) Deadlifts 285-Kilogram (628.3-Pound) Raw PR In Training]

According to Open Powerlifting, that lift is a whopping 10.9 kilograms (24 pounds) heavier than her current all-time deadlift world record of 288.5 kilograms (636 pounds), scored at the 2021 WRPF The Bucked Up Showdown on Sept. 25, 2021. That means that in 10 months, she tacked on 24 pounds to her world record — an average of 2.4 pounds per month.

Walcott locking out the deadlift in the above video was the final garnish on her challenging prep for the 2022 WRPF The American Pro:

This has been the most difficult prep of my life. BE REMINDED THAT YOUR CURRENT SITUATION IS NOT YOUR FINAL destination!

Walcott touted the support from those who train alongside her at the Exile Barbell Club in Rosedale, MD, as the fuel that got her through the emotional prep that involved “so many sacrifices.”

[Related: John Haack (90KG) Squats 15 Kilograms More Than His Competition Best Lift Raw

]Walcott has attempted to break her current all-time raw deadlift record in competition before but has thus far been unsuccessful. However, her 660-pound training pull is not the first time she has shown she can lift heavier than the record books display. On Feb. 5, 2022, Walcott eclipsed the record by 14 pounds in training with 294.8-kilogram (650-pound) deadlift. We’ll see if Walcott can make magic happen again in front of the crowd and judges in Manassas and further her deadlift world record.

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