The all-timer provides one other notch to his legendary belt.
On Feb. 24-26, 2023, throughout the Powerlifting America (AMP) Traditional Uncooked Nationals in Austin, TX, powerlifter Ray Williams captured his seventh profession uncooked Nationwide championship within the +120-kilogram class. The title depend is a mixture of Williams’ numerous wins within the USA Powerlifting (USAPL) Uncooked Nationals contests (2013, 2015-2019) and this new AMP conquest.
Williams wore a lifting belt, knee sleeves, and wrist wraps for his high again squat, only a lifting belt for his high deadlift, and solely wrist wraps for his high bench press. What would possibly make the athlete’s efficiency extra spectacular is that he completed the victory regardless of an obvious damage with restricted particulars on the character and severity.
On the time of this writing, it isn’t clear what Williams’ precise statistics on every of his finest lifts had been. In accordance with the Instagram put up detailing his output, all that’s clear is the competitor recorded a 1,000-kilogram (2,204.6-pound) complete.
Williams’ seventh uncooked nationwide title follows in an extended line of achievements.
He’s a five-time Worldwide Powerlifting Federation (IPF) World Champion (2014-2018) within the 120-kilogram weight class. In accordance with Open Powerlifting, he additionally holds the all-time uncooked squat World File with a carry of 490 kilograms (1,080.2 kilos) on the 2019 USAPL Arnold SBD Professional American.
As well as, Williams’ title is written everywhere in the IPF file books. These accomplishments are as follows:
Ray Williams (+120KG) | IPF Uncooked World Information
- Squat: 477.5 kilograms (1,052.7 kilos)
- Deadlift: 398.5 kilograms (878.5 kilos)
- Complete: 1,105 kilograms (2,436.1 kilos)
Williams’ IPF uncooked squat World File has stood for roughly six years now. Although, it seems some youthful phenom powerlifters could possibly be scorching on his tail quickly sufficient.
If the final two years of his observe file point out something, the 2023 AMP Traditional Uncooked Nationals is perhaps Williams’ solely aggressive look of the yr. If that’s the case, he definitely maximized his efforts.
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