Powerlifter Asein Enahoro (83KG) Deadlifts 362.5 Kilograms (799.2 Pounds), Sets New Record at 2022 IPF Worlds


The 2022 International Powerlifting Federation (IPF) World Classic Powerlifting Championships have seen record after record fall thus far. One up-and-coming male competitor can now add to that extended list of achievements in Sun City, South Africa. 

On June 9, 2022, during the latest edition of the IPF Worlds, powerlifter Asein Enahoro deadlifted a new raw World Record of 362.5 kilograms (799.2 pounds) for the 83-kilogram weight class. The Hungarian athlete wore just a lifting belt and completed the pull from a conventional stance. 

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Thanks largely to his new World Record deadlift, Enaharo notched a career milestone by finishing in third place for the Men’s 83-kilogram division. It’s the first time he has placed on a podium at an international competition. The United States’ Delaney Wallace and Great Britain’s Jurins Kengamu took home first and second place, respectively. 

Enaharo’s podium performance improves upon a 12th place result at his IPF Worlds debut in September 2021. Here are his top stats from the contest:

Asein Enahoro (83KG) | 2022 IPF World Classic Powerlifting Championships Top Stats

  • Squat — 272.5 kilograms (600.8 pounds)
  • Bench Press — 145 kilograms (319.7 pounds)
  • Deadlift — 362.5 kilograms (799.2 pounds) | IPF World Record
  • Total — 780 kilograms (1,719.6 pounds)

In a valiant effort, Enahoro tried to extend his World Record with a third deadlift attempt of 385 kilograms (848.7 pounds) —49.6 pounds more than his new best figure. Enahoro was able to pull the barbell above his knees but lost grip of his left hand, and the official didn’t recognize the rep. Nonetheless, he still has a new record that is 4.4 times his official body weight of 82.25 kilograms

Finally, the Hungarian competitor surpassed his own previous deadlift World Record of 336 kilograms (740.8 pounds). Enahoro accomplished that feat at the 2021 IPF Worlds.

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2022 IPF World Championships Results | Men’s 83KG

Here are the full results for each of the top-three competitors in the Men’s 83-kilogram weight class at the 2022 IPF Worlds. 

1. Delaney Wallace (United States) 

  • Squat — 295 kilograms (650.4 pounds)
  • Bench Press — 192.5 kilograms (424.4 pounds)
  • Deadlift — 315 kilograms (694.5 pounds)
  • Total — 802.5 kilograms (1,769.2 pounds) 

2. Jurins Kengamu (Britain) 

  • Squat — 295 kilograms (650.4 pounds)
  • Bench Press — 172.5 kilograms (380.3 pounds)
  • Deadlift — 320 kilograms (705.5 pounds)
  • Total — 787.5 kilograms (1,736.1 pounds)

3. Asein Enahoro (Hungary) 

  • Squat — 272.5 kilograms (600.8 pounds)
  • Bench Press — 145 kilograms (319.7 pounds)
  • Deadlift — 362.5 kilograms (799.2 pounds)
  • Total — 780 kilograms (1,719.6 pounds)

If Enahoro had successfully finished his 385-kilogram (848.7-pound) deadlift attempt, he would have tied Wallace’s first-place total. In that event, the powerlifter would’ve won the tiebreaker and the gold medal because he has a lighter body weight than Wallace. Enahoro’s official weight was 82.25 kilograms as opposed to Wallace’s 82.4 kilograms.

At the time of this writing, Enahoro hasn’t confirmed when he’ll compete on a sanctioned lifting platform again. He can still hold his head high with his first-ever podium performance at an international contest. 

The 2022 IPF World Classic Powerlifting Championships will end on June 11, 2022. 

Featured image: @theipf on Instagram

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