On June 6, 2022, powerlifter Tiffany Chapon competed raw in the 2022 International Powerlifting Federation (IPF) World Classic Powerlifting Championships in Sun City, South Africa. After breaking three separate IPF World records on the squat, bench press, and total, she captured her second consecutive IPF World Championship (2021-2022) in the 47-kilogram weight class.
Here’s a complete rundown of Chapon’s stats from her successful title defense:
Tiffany Chapon (47KG) | 2022 IPF World Classic Powerlifting Championships Stats
- Squat — 160.5 Kilograms (353.9 pounds) — IPF World Record
- Bench Press — 96 Kilograms (211.6 pounds) — IPF World Record
- Deadlift — 170 Kilograms (374.85 pounds)
- Total — 426.5 Kilograms (940.4 pounds) — IPF World Record
Chapon eclipsed her own previous World Record squat mark by 7.5 kilograms (16.4 pounds). She beat Hanna Rantala — the previous bench press World Record holder — by half a kilogram. Finally, her final total not only broke the record held by Chen Wei-Ling since 2015, but also beat second-place finisher, Heather Connor, by 29 kilograms (63.9 pounds).
Here’s a full recap video of Chapon’s dominant performance, shared by her on Instagram:
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Chapon’s Record Performance
Chapon actually broke and extended the squat World Record on both her first and second attempts. She went for 163.5 kilograms (360.4 pounds) on her third attempt to try and further extend her record but missed the rep. The French athlete has shown more strength in the recent past. During a May 2022 training session, Chapon managed to squat 166 kilograms (366 pounds).
On the bench press, Chapon broke the World Record with a press of 96 kilograms (211.6 pounds) on her second attempt. She ended up forgoing the third attempt so she could save energy for her deadlift.
Finally, on the deadlift, Chapon successfully locked out a rep on each of her three attempts. Her final pull of 170 kilograms (374.8 pounds) gave her a second-place result to fellow 47-kilogram competitor Heather Connor — who deadlifted 185 kilograms (407.8 pounds) for a new IPF World Record.
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Notably, Chapon’s final World Record total is 9.5 kilograms less than the 435 kilograms (959 pounds) she notched during a training session in mid-April 2022. Chapon still had a record-breaking day to remember, but more stellar achievements might be en route if her past hard work is any indication.
For most of spring 2022, Chapon appeared to be dead set on defending her 47-kilogram IPF World title. Her social media was filled with constant reminders of this competition being on the near horizon and how thrilled she was to get a chance to compete.
Now that Chapon has successfully repeated as champion, it’d be more than appropriate if she wanted to rest and take a well-earned break. Judging by the sample size of her work ethic and her pure power, it likely won’t be long before she gets a loaded barbell into her hands again.
Featured image: @turbo_tiff on Instagram