Tiffany Chapon has done it again, not that anyone in strength sports is likely surprised. During the 2023 International Powerlifting Federation (IPF) World Classic Powerlifting Championships, the French superstar powerlifter scored a raw 99.5-kilogram (219.3-pound) bench press on her top lift. The mark is an IPF World Record in the 47-kilogram weight class. The athlete wore just a lifting belt and wrist wraps to help with her accomplishment.
Chapon’s bench press IPF World Record surpasses Nataliya Cheremenko’s previous mark of 99 kilograms (218.2 pounds). Cheremenko achieved that milestone at the 2022 European Powerlifting Federation (EPF) European Classic Powerlifting Championships in November 2022. Chapon has now officially eclipsed her peer by half a kilogram (1.1 pounds). Thanks in part to her bench press record in the raw 47-kilogram class, Chapon successfully scored her third consecutive IPF World title (2021-2023) and an iconic “three-peat” in the same category. The 2023 IPF Worlds are taking place on June 11-18, 2023, in Valletta, Malta.
At just 21 years old, French powerlifter Tiffany Chapon might already be one of the biggest names in powerlifting. Beyond her IPF World titles, the powerlifter holds various World Records outside of her bench press to offer credence to that elite standing as a competitor.
Per the official IPF database, Chapon currently owns the 47-kilogram division’s IPF raw squat World Record (161 kilograms/354.9 pounds), the IPF raw bench press World Record (99.5 kilograms/219.3 pounds), and the IPF raw total World Record (428.5 kilograms/944.6 pounds). Chapon is just missing out on the IPF raw deadlift World Record in the 47-kilogram class due to the elite pulling power of her friendly rival, Heather Connor.
Here’s an overview of the top stats from Chapon’s latest marvelous performance on a sanctioned lifting platform:
Tiffany Chapon (47KG) | 2023 IPF Worlds Top Raw Stats
- Squat — 157.5 kilograms (347.2 pounds)
- Bench Press — 99.5 kilograms (219.3 pounds) | IPF Raw World Record
- Deadlift — 167.5 kilograms (369.3 pounds)
- Total — 424.5 kilograms (935.9 pounds)
The 2023 IPF Worlds are Chapon’s first victory of the 2023 competitive season after the athlete finished in seventh place in the 47-kilogram category at the 2023 Sheffield Powerlifting Championships in late March.
At this point, even if Chapon has reached one of powerlifting’s pinnacles, there still seems to be so much to achieve. The French star might be an elite talent with the requisite youth and prowess to eventually turn in an all-time strength career.
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