For the fourth time, she’s the best powerlifter in her weight class.
84-kilogram powerlifter Amanda Lawrence is now a four-time International Powerlifting Federation (IPF) Open World Champion. Lawrence entered the 2023 IPF World Classic Open Powerlifting Championships in Valetta, Malta on the week of June 11-17, and she finished the meet with her fourth world title.
As part of her championship performance, Lawrence broke her own IPF raw squat World Record by squatting 249 kilograms (549 pounds). The IPF acknowledged Lawrence’s success in an Instagram post.
Lawrence totaled 636.5 kilograms (1,403.2 pounds) across all three lifts, and she went eight for nine on her attempts. She only missed one of her deadlift attempts.
Amanda Lawrence (84KG) | 2023 IPF Worlds Top Stats
- Squat — 249 kilograms (549 pounds) | IPF World Record
- Bench Press — 130 kilograms (286.6 pounds)
- Deadlift — 257.5 kilograms (567.7 pounds)
- Total — 636.5 kilograms (1,403.2 pounds)
Lawrence’s latest World Record squat came on her third attempt of the day. Powerlifting America shared a video of the lift.
During the squat, she wore knee sleeves and a weightlifting belt, as well as wrist wraps. She descended into the hole under control and immediately began coming up. The ascent was slow at first, and it appeared the left side of the bar was slightly ahead of the right, but she stood tall at the end of the attempt with a smile on her face as the referee instructed her to rack the barbell. The video doesn’t show how many white lights she got, but the lift was confirmed as good.
According to Open Powerlifting, Lawrence extended her own world record with that lift. Her previous record was set in March 2023, when she squatted 246.5 kilograms (543.4 pounds) at the IPF Sheffield Powerlifting Championships in Sheffield, England. At that meet, she also set the IPF raw deadlift world record by pulling 268.5 kilograms (591.9 pounds). Those two lifts helped her claim the world record for total, as well, with a combined 645 kilograms (1,421.9 pounds).
Lawrence has also won the 84-kilogram IPF World Championship title in 2022, 2021, and 2019. There was no 2020 meet due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As of this writing, it’s unknown which meet she intends to enter next.
Featured Image: @miss.amanda.ann on Instagram