Day 3 Report – IPF Open Powerlifting Worlds
Another outstanding day of lifting. After three days of competition all 7 of the gold medalists have broken a world record in the process.
Team USA only had one lifter today; they were given a break during the afternoon session.
The broadcasting keeps getting better and better. I especially enjoyed Andy Dörner (GER) commentating and “working with emotion”.
Women – 57kg/125lb Class
Lifting for Team USA in this class was Rowena Lopez. Rowena is from the Houston area and trains with Tony Cardella, Mike Hafenbrack (lifted yesterday), & Katie Van Dusen (lifting tomorrow).
Rowena was credited with her second attempt squat of 170kg/375lbs. On her third attempt she seemed to be a little rushed with her set up. The lift was turned down 2-1 (depth and knee locked).
She made a great transition into bench press and made all three attempts, finishing with 112.5kg/248lbs. Rowena was in a battle with Chien-Yu Chou (TPE) for the fourth spot. The call was to go 195kg/429lbs (new PR) on her third attempt deadlift for fourth place (pending Chou’s third attempt). It was just too much today.
Rowena competed hard and finished in 5th place with a 467.5kg/1,030lbs total. Way to fight Rowena!
My predictions for today were not good (I’m already receiving emails, not a surprise there). As a matter of fact, I didn’t get either one right (but I mentioned both winners as lifters to watch).
I predicted a win from Anna Ryzhkova (RUS) in this class. Competition was close, but Sri Hartani (INA) successfully defended her title. One of the most exciting moments today was watching these two ladies attempt back to back world records in the squat. Both made the attempt, but credit was given to Ryzhkova with huge squat of 217.5kg/479lbs.
The final results were extremely close. Hartani won the gold with a 547.5kg/1,207lbs total. Ryzhkova took silver with a total of 542.5kg/1196lbs.
Men – 83kg/183lbClass (NO USA LIFTERS)
Kjell Bakkelund (NOR) was brilliant to watch today. He gained 4 kilos of body weight between the World Games (2nd place) and today (and his deadlift didn’t suffer).
Bakkelund winning was not a major surprise, but the way he did it by running away with the win was! The country of Norway will be celebrating tonight with Kjell’s win and his huge world record total of 942.5kg/2,077lbs.
Thursday, Nov. 7th (New Times)
13:30 (7:30 AM EST) – Men 93kg Class (~18 Lifters) – Charlie Conner & Luis Jaimes
17:00 (11:00 EST) – Women 63kg & 72kg Classes (~23 Lifters) – Alyssa Hitchcock & Kathleen Van Dusen
Current Team Points (unofficial)
Russia = 12+12+9+6 = 39
Ukraine = 9+9+8 = 26
Poland = 12+9 = 21
Chinese Taipei = 8+8+4 = 20
Ecuador = 7+7+3+1=18
Norway = 12+4 = 16
Japan = 6+4+3 = 13
USA = 5+5+2+1 = 13
Russia = 12+9+9 = 30
Chinese Taipei = 12+8+7+2 = 29
Ukraine = 9+7 = 16
USA = 7+6+1 = 14
Ecuador = 8+4
Indonesia = 12
Sweden = 6+5 = 11
Official Results can be found on Goodlift’s Website
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