The first half of the 2023 IPF World Classic Championships in St. Julien, Malta, has been undoubtedly historic. In the Men’s 74-kilogram category, Carl Johansson set a new world record raw deadlift of 328 kilograms (723.1 pounds) on his third attempt. Check it out below, courtesy of the IPF’s Instagram page:
2023 IPF World Classic Championships Results — Carl Johannson, 74KG
Johannson weighed in officially at 73.65 kilograms. Below are the stats from his gold-medal performance; he went a perfect nine for nine in attempts:
252.5 kilograms (556.7 pounds)
262.5 kilograms (578.7 pounds)
267.5 kilograms (589.7 pounds)
170 kilograms (374.8 pounds)
177.5 kilograms (391.3 pounds)
182.5 kilograms (402.3 pounds)
305 kilograms (672.4 pounds)
320 kilograms (705.5 pounds)
328 kilograms (723.1 pounds) — All-Time World Record
Total — 778 kilograms (1,715.2 pounds) — All-Time Junior World Record
Johansson beat silver-medalist Timothy Monigatti of New Zealand via the tie-breaker of lesser body weight. Monigatti officially weighed two-tenths of a kilogram more than Johansson.
The podium for the Men’s 74-kilogram class is as follows:
Bronze-medalist Atwood is the reigning all-time raw world record total holder in the 74-kilogram class, thanks to his 790.5-kilogram performance at the 2019 IPF World Classic Powerlifting Championships, which he won. He has reached the podium at the IPF World Classic Championships on six occasions (bronze in 2023, silver in 2016-17, gold in 2018-19, 2022).
2023 IPF World Classic Championships World Records
A majority of the contested weight categories thus far have seen at least one raw world record fall:
Tiffany Chapon and Heather Connor scored raw world records in the 47-kilogram class (bench press and deadlift, respectively)
Farhanna Farid locked out a raw deadlift world record at 52-kilograms
Nathalie Richards and Carola Garra hit raw total world records at 57- and 63-kilograms, respectively.
Prescillia Bavoil set a new raw squat world record at 69-kilograms.
Brian Le scored a new raw world record deadlift at 66-kilograms.
The 2023 IPF World Classic Championships concludes on June 18, 2023.
Featured image: @theipf on Instagram