On Saturday, August 28, 2022, powerlifter Chris Pugh set the all-time world document in the squat (Raw With Wraps) at 82.5 kilograms, lifting 366 kilograms (807 kilos). The new document occurred throughout the 2022 Irish Pro Invitational meet at Southside Barbell in Limerick, Ireland.
The new document was Pugh’s second of his three makes an attempt at that meet. He tried 375 kilograms (826.7 kilos), however the try wasn’t profitable. Overall, Pugh was one for three on the squat, and three for three on each the bench press (the place he additionally set a one-kilogram private document) and deadlift. He would depart with the general championship belt and title from the meet as effectively. The abstract of Pugh’s day is as follows.
Squat — 366 kilograms (807 kilos)
Bench Press — 206 kilograms (454 kilos)
Deadlift — 300 kilograms (661 kilos)
Total — 872 kilograms (1,922 kilos)
Aside from the all-time world document in wraps, Pugh additionally shared in the put up that it was a private finest by 16 kilograms. His earlier finest mark was 358.5 kilograms (790.3 kilos), which he achieved on the 2022 GPC European Championships on June 29, 2022. The new private and all-time world document replaces Maliek Derstine’s mark of 365 kilograms (804.7 kilos), which was set on the 2020 USPA Dirth South Powerlifting Championships.
At 29 years outdated, that is Pugh’s seventh 12 months of competing in powerlifting, based on Open Powerlifting. This is the one all-time world document in the Raw With Wraps class that he holds as of this writing. He has additionally competed in single-ply and multi-ply meets.
His private finest squat in a single-ply squat go well with is 340 kilograms (749.5 kilos), and he set that mark in April 2022 on the Nottingham Strong Qualifier occasion. His finest multi-ply squat is definitely lower than that. On July 30, 2017, Pugh accomplished a elevate of 307.5 kilograms (678 kilos) on the Salisbury Qualifier occasion.
Pugh is not any stranger to different weight courses, having additionally competed in the 90 and 100-kilogram courses this 12 months alone. As of this writing, Pugh hasn’t shared what his subsequent meet can be or if he’ll compete in a unique class ought to he achieve this.
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