2023 could be one to remember for Connor if one of her last lifts in 2022 is any indication.
As is often the case, 2023 is sure to see rising powerlifting stars and previous unknowns rise to prominence. prolific Heather Connor. Like strong looking forward to another ideally productive year, the dynamo ended 2022 in a way that was all too befitting of her unique talent.
On December 31, 2022, Connor posted a video on her Instagram where the athlete successfully deadlifts 177.5 kilograms (391.3 pounds) raw for six reps. According to the black bar caption in Connor’s clip, that’s a personal best (PR) for six reps.
A strong end to 2022. Period.
Stunning PR deadlifts are nothing new for Connor. In fact, it follows her ever-growing preeminence as one of the world’s leading active powerlifting deadlifters.
Connor is the current International Powerlifting Federation (IPF) world record holder in the raw deadlift at 47 kilograms. a massive pull of 185 kilograms (407.8 pounds) from the 2022 IPF World Classic Powerlifting Championships. After a three-year absence from international powerlifting competition, the world record deadlift helped Connor secure second place. French phenomenon Tiffany Chapon.
According to Open PowerliftingConnor also holds the all-time deadlift world record in the 47 kilogram weight class. The athlete set the benchmark when she lifted 192.5 kilograms (424.4 pounds) and placed fourth at the 2021 USA Powerlifting Raw Nationals.
Some of Connor’s recent non-competition deadlifts before she goes full steam ahead on New Year’s Eve 2022 are also eye-opening. They might even tease the inevitable continued greatness for the powerlifter who pushes the boundaries of sa loaded barbell in her hands.
After showing at the 2022 IPF Worlds, Connor completed a deadlift double 190 kilograms (418.9 pounds) in mid-September 2022 training session — roughly 11 pounds more than her current IPF world record. Then, not to be outdone (by itself), in mid-November 2022, Connor deadlift 202.5 kilograms (446 lb). The move was more than 20 pounds off her record mark. Perhaps most notably, it was her hardest move ever – whether in sanctioned competition or general training.
A former two-time IPF World Champion (2017, 2019), Connor looks like he’s setting himself up for another powerful run in 2023. For one of the world’s true powerlifters, he will very likely feature an assortment of earth-shattering deadlifts in the coming weeks and months.
Featured Image: @heather.e.connor on Instagram