There comes a time when the boundaries for a powerlifter are no longer predictable. French powerlifter Tiffany Chapon, who holds the squat and total world records in the 47-kilogram weight class, according to Open Powerlifting, shared a video of her training on her Instagram on April 17, 2022.
This isn’t unusual. Chapon is a world-class lifter who routinely posts videos of herself in the gym hitting big lifts. Recently, however, it’s different. It seems as though Chapon is hitting personal records in the gym every few weeks that are heavier than the current all-time world records in her class. In that April 17 post, she scored the following training lifts:
Tiffany Chapon | April 17, 2022, Raw Training Stats
- Squat — 165 kilograms (363.8 pounds)
- Bench Press — 100 kilograms (220.5 pounds)
- Deadlift — 170 kilograms (374.8 pounds)
- Total — 435 kilograms (959 pounds)
The above lifts come less than two weeks after she hit a 425-kilogram (937-pound) training total. For context as to how impressive these jumps in weight are, Chapon’s current all-time world record total is 418 kilograms (921.5 pounds) from the 2022 FFForce Championnats de France Élite de Force Athlétique on March 19, 2022.
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It is apparent in the video above how much joy locking out that 100-kilogram (220.5-pound) bench press was for Chapon. Given that it is 4.5 kilograms heavier than the current all-time world record held by Hanna Rantala, it is a substantial lift.
Hype is real.
In April 2022, Chapon displayed she is consistently capable of lifting well over her current squat world record of 155 kilograms (341.7 pounds). She lifted 165 kilograms (363.8 pounds) on April 4 and 17.
Chapon’s next sanctioned meet is the 2022 IPF World Classic Open Championships, scheduled for June 6-12, 2022, in Sun City, Africa. Given her current trends in the gym, it seems likely that she will topple at least one all-time world record. The question now is how many?
Featured image: @turbo_tiff on Instagram