It’s Monday morning and we’ve already written three articles on epic deadlifts, and that’s not a bad way to start the week. Currently, 2017 the IPF Open World Championships are taking place in Pilsen, Czech Republic and will conclude November 18th. If you’re interested in checking out the schedule and live stream, then visit this link.

Every year, these Championships host some of the world’s best powerlifts. Last year, we saw Chen-Wei Ling squat 4.5 times her bodyweight for an epic world record at this meet. This year, Chinese Taipei’s junior powerlifter Yi-Chun Lin just made another mark in the record books with an insane 265kg deadlift at a mere 59kg bodyweight.

Check out his strong deadlift below, which tops Lin’s previous record by 2kg.

We’re not sure what’s most impressive about this deadlift. Is it the 4.5 times bodyweight pull, the fact that Lin is still a junior lifter, or how easy he made it look?

Lin currently has two classic IPF world record in the junior age category. These records include a squat of 212.5kg and total of 552.5kg. In the equipped category, Lin already owned the deadlift record which was 263kg, but has now furthered his record. The current Open world record is held by powerlifting legend Sergey Fedosienko, but Lin isn’t too far behind.

If you want to see more of Lin’s lifting, then check out the video below from this year’s World Games held in July. At this meet, Lin ended up hitting a 260kg squat, 170kg bench press, and a 257.5kg deadlift in the men’s lightweight class.

There’s no denying that Lin is one of the world’s top junior powerlifters, and possibly the best in the junior 59kg weight class. Outside of the junior category, Fedosienko continually dominates the 59kg Open class, but Lin is close on his heels.

With more training and experience in the sport, we have to wonder: Will Lin be able to knock off some of Fedosienko’s long-time world records?

Feature image screenshot from @theipf Instagram page. 


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Jake holds a Master's in Sports Science and a Bachelor's in Exercise Science. Currently, Jake serves as one of the full time writers and editors at BarBend. He's a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and has spoken at state conferences on the topics of writing in the fitness industry and building a brand. As of right now, Jake has published over 1,100 articles related to strength athletes and sports. Articles about powerlifting concepts, advanced strength & conditioning methods, and topics that sit atop a strong science foundation are Jake's bread-and-butter. On top of his personal writing, Jake edits and plans content for 15 writers and strength coaches who come from every strength sport.Prior to BarBend, Jake worked for two years as a strength and conditioning coach for hockey and lacrosse players, and was a writer at the Vitamin Shoppe's corporate office. Jake regularly competes in powerlifting in the 181 lb weight class, and considers himself a weightlifting shoe sneaker head. On the side of writing full time, Jake works as a part-time strength coach and works with clients through his personal business Concrete Athletics in Hoboken and New York City.