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Day 2 Report – IPF Open Powerlifting Worlds

Day 2 Report – IPF Open Powerlifting Worlds

 

The 2013 IPF Men’s & Women’s Open Powerlifting World Championships is moving at full speed. I can’t say enough about the quality of the broadcast. The minor adjustments have made a significant difference. Thanks for the extra instant replays!

Women – 47kg/103lb Class

At 66 years old, Sue Elwyn (USA) is still scoring points for Team USA! Sue finished the day with a 265kg/584lbs total and finished in 4th place (7 valuable team points). She also finished the day with a Masters 3 World Record of 122.5kg/270lbs.

Sue Elwyn & Coach Rob Keller

Sue Elwyn & Coach Rob Keller
Photo by Mike Zawilinksi

Great job by the 2012 inductee of the USAPL Women’s Hall of Fame!

Wei-Ling Chen (TPE) dominated the weight class to capture her 9th world title. With multiple world records in the squat and deadlift, she also increased the world record total to 480.5kg/1,059lbs. She weighed only 46.56kg/102.6lbs; Wow!

Women – 52kg/114lb Class

Jaunita Najera (USA) hit three nice squats finishing with 152.5kg/336lbs. She finished the day with a 410kg/903lbs total. Jaunita also gained valuable experience from her first trip to the Women’s Open World Powerlifting Championships.

This class seemed to be tight during squat, but Natalia Salnikova (RUS) started pulling away quickly after being out-squatted by Vilma Ochoa Vargas (ECU). Salnikova finished with a 522.5kg/1,152lbs total and a huge Wilks score of 663.67!

Men – 74kg/163lb Class

Both Alexander Kang and Tony Walton lifted in the first flight of the afternoon session. If the number of lifters exceeds 14, they split the group based on the nominations submitted by each country. The “stronger” flight based on nominations lifted in a second flight.

Kang, in his first Open World Powerlifting Championships, had a great start. He went 3 for 3 in the squat finishing with 235kg/518lbs and 3 for 3 in the bench finishing with 132.5kg/292lbs.

Kang’s ended the competition only making his opening deadlift. He finished with a total of 597.5kg/1,317lbs. He gained some very valuable experience which will carry over into his next meet. Nice job Alexander!

Tony Walton (USA) was impressive today. He is much taller than most of the other 74kg lifters, but regardless of the leverage disadvantage in the squat, he made a very nice 275kg/606lbs lift on his third attempt. He was definitely deeper than all of the competitors.

He continued to make solid attempts in both the bench and deadlift. He finished with 190kg/419lbs and 307.5kg/678lbs attempt respectfully.

Tony Walton (USA) went 9 for 9 with a 772.5kg/1,703lbs total. He finished 6th overall, which is a great accomplishment from the B (first) flight.

Tony improved from his performance in July at the Nationals by 83lbs! Tony has all the potential to be standing on the medal platform next year in Denver!

Jaraslaw Olech (POL) is in a league of his own. He set a new world record squat of 367.5kg/810lbs weighing only 73.32kg/161.6lbs. His squat was 62.5kg/137lbs higher than the next competitor Anatolii Goriachok (UKR). Jaraslaw also slightly bumped his world record total up to 905kg/1,995lbs. He is currently sitting in second place in the Outstanding Lifter category behind Sergey Fedosienko (RUS).

 

Coaching Staff

Team USA’s coaching staff have their work cut out for them this week. However, be assured that they will make the right calls and get each lifter ready to perform at his or her best. Keep up the hard work!

Head Coach – Robert Keller
Asst. Coach – James Townsend
Asst. Coach – Mike Zawilinski
Asst. Coach – Bill Helmich

Also serving in a very important role are the officials and administrators representing the USAPL at the competition.

Administrator/Referee – Johnny Graham (IPF Vice-President)
Referee – Eliot Feldman

???   Photo (and the guy to blame) by Mike Zawilinski

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Photo (and the guy to blame) by Mike Zawilinski

 

Tomorrow’s Schedule:
Wednesday, Nov. 6th
14:00 (8:00 EST) – Women 57kg Class (~16 Lifters) – Rowena Lopez
17:00 (11:00 EST) – Men 83kg Class (~14 Lifters) – No USA Lifters

 

Current Team Points (unofficial)

Men
Russia = 12+12+9 = 33
Poland = 12+9 = 21
Chinese Taipei = 8+8 = 16
Japan = 6+4+3 = 13
USA = 5+5+2+1 = 13
Ecuador = 7+3+1=11
Ukraine = 9

Women
Russia = 12+9 = 21
Ukraine = 9+7 = 16
Chinese Taipei = 12+2 = 14
Sweden = 6+5 = 11
Ecuador = 8
Puerto Rico = 8
USA = 7+1 = 8
Finland = 4

 

Official Results can be found on Goodlift’s Website

 

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