Anatolii Novopismennyi (105 kg) scores IPF World Victory 2023 in Squat and Complete World File

With this performance, Novopismennyi once again stood out from the crowd.

From June 11-18, 2023, what seemed like countless world records fell at the hands of superstars during the International Powerlifting Federation (IPF) World Classic Powerlifting Championships 2023 in Valletta, Malta. The Ukrainian Anatolii Novopismennyi can count himself among this lucky group.

In his top attempt, the 26-year-old Novopismennyi successfully locked one out 362.5 kilograms (799.1 pounds) heavy squat. The sign is officially a IPF world record in the 105 kg class and eclipses the previous record set by Novopismennyi, also at 360 kilograms (793.6 pounds), at the 2021 IPF World Championships. Novopismennyi wore a lifting belt, knee wraps, and wrist wraps during his monstrous squat. At the end of the competition, Novopismennyi also got a score a total of 940 kilograms (2,072.3 pounds) – another IPF world record. The athlete took first place in the 105-kilogram class, winning his third raw open IPF world title (2019, 2021, 2023). The strength athlete also won the IPF world championship title in the junior class in 2016.

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In addition to his world record in unworked squats, Novopismennyi built his overall world record with 225 kilograms (496 pounds) raw bench press and an all-time raw competition deadlift personal best of 352.5 kilograms (777.1 pounds). As well as breaking his own squat record, Novopismennyi held the previous IPF world record in the 105kg class with a combined weight of 937.5kg (2,066.8lbs) achieved at the 2021 IPF World Championships became.

Here’s a recap of the Valletta, Malta athlete’s overall performance:

Anatolii Novopismennyi (105 kg) | Top stats of IPF worlds 2023

  • squatting — 362.5 kilograms (799.1 pounds) | IPF World Record
  • bench press — 225 kilograms (496 pounds)
  • deadlift — 352.5 kilograms (771.1 pounds) | Best competition ever
  • In total — 940 kilograms (2,072.3 pounds) | IPF World Record

Novopismennyi is in no way an upstart. In the IPF 105kg class in particular, he is likely to be one of the more experienced and successful powerlifters of the current generation.

In addition to his three staggered IPF World Championship titles in recent years, the athlete has rarely come up short on an approved lift. According to his personal Open powerlifting page, he has appeared in 17 competition appearances as an Open and junior athlete in his career. Novopismennyi has only lost five times. He is a former European Powerlifting Federation (EPF) Champion (2019) and also has four Ukrainian national titles to his credit (2014, 2018-2019, 2021).

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In a post on his Instagram, Novopismennyi used his victory to draw attention to an important issue: the ongoing war between his native Ukraine and Russia.

“This victory was very important for me because it was an opportunity to promote the Ukrainian anthem all over the world.”

Featured image: @theipf on Instagram

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