Jesús Olivares (+120kg) sets a new all-time world record in total gross of 1,152.5 kilograms

On Saturday 25 March 2023, super heavyweight powerlifter Jesús Olivares competed in the International Powerlifting Federation (IPF) Sheffield Championships. He not only won his category but he set an all-time gross world record with a total of 1,152.5 kilograms (2,540.8 lb)

Olivares’ new all-time raw world record surpassed the previous record of 1,127.5 kilograms (2,485.7 lbs) posted by Dan Bell at the 2020 RPS Sarasota Showdown. The recap of Olivares’ performance, including his lifts, can be seen below, courtesy of Powerlifting America’s Instagram page:

(Related: Joe Sullivan (100KG) Breaks World Record For Raw Squat With 386 Kilograms (851 Pounds) Lift)

IPF Sheffield Weightlifting Championship Results 2023 | Jesus Olivares, +120KG, Raw

  • squat — 470 kilograms (1,036.35 pounds)
  • Bench press — 272.5 kilograms (600.8 pounds)
  • dead weight — 410 kilograms (904.5 pounds) — new world record
  • Total — 1,152.5 kilograms (2,542.1 pounds) — New all-time world record

According open weightlifting, Olivares weighed in at 178.1 kilograms (392.8 lb). It was nine by nine back in the day, starting with the squat. He opened at 425 kilograms (937.1 pounds), followed by his second attempt at 455 kilograms (1,003.2 pounds), both successful. His final lift was 470 kilograms, which he completed with two white lights out of three. The judge on the left side put a red light on the elevator.

From there, Olivares’ bench squeezed a 250-kilogram (551-pound) opening with success. He also did well on his second attempt at 265 kilograms (584.3 lbs). The third attempt was for 272.5 kilograms, and he also scored two to one in his favor. The same judge gave a red light to this attempt.

Olivares started the deadlift with a successful weight of 370 kilograms (815.8 lbs). His second attempt was 399 kilograms (879.7 lbs), which was white light. The final deadlift for the all-time gross world record was 410 kilograms, and he lifted it flawlessly to full lockout. Three white lights later, Olivares unbuckled his lifting belt and celebrated.

In addition to setting the all-time raw world record and his prize purse of $36,681, Olivares’ victory qualified him for the 2023 IPF World Classic Open Championship, scheduled for June 11-18, 2023, in La Valletta, Malta.

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