Corrigan can name herself a well-deserved World Champion.
In a method, the 2023 International Powerlifting Federation (IPF) World Classic Powerlifting Championships have develop into a staging floor for terrific debuts from athletes like Natalie Richards and the extension of budding dynasties like Tiffany Chapon’s. Powerhouse New Zealand powerlifter Evie Corrigan slots seamlessly into the previous class.
Corrigan made her second Open look on the flagship competitors in Valletta, Malta, through the week of June 11-18, 2023. The athlete didn’t disappoint, capturing the IPF uncooked World title within the Open division 52-kilogram weight class for the primary time. The brand new title can now sit alongside her win on the 2018 IPF World Traditional Powerlifting Championships within the Juniors division. To attain her newest title, Corrigan efficiently dethroned the winner from the 2022 version, Noémie Allabert, who completed because the runner-up to her peer.
Not like a few of her weight class friends, resembling Farhanna Farid, Corrigan didn’t set any IPF World Information within the technique of her victory. She additionally didn’t mark down any private all-time uncooked competitors bests. That stated, the athlete leaned on consistency, efficiently ending eight of her 9 carry makes an attempt between her finest squat, bench press, and deadlift. Notably, if Corrigan had efficiently pulled off her failed ultimate deadlift of 203 kilograms (447.5 kilos), the athlete would’ve simply surpassed her personal complete IPF World Report of 460 kilograms (1,014.3 kilos) from the 2023 Sheffield Powerlifting Championships (SPF). As a substitute, together with her general efficiency, Corrigan tied her personal World Report complete.
Nonetheless, Corrigan nonetheless captured the spectacular first-time victory. On the time of this writing, with out full footage from Corrigan’s efficiency, it’s unclear what kind of gear the competitor wore on her squat. Based mostly on images from White Lights Media (@whitelightsmediauk on Instagram), the athlete donned a lifting belt to help together with her sumo stance, blended grip deadlift, and accomplished her bench press utterly uncooked.
Right here’s an summary of the powerlifter’s high stats from the 2023 IPF Worlds:
Evie Corrigan (52KG) | 2023 IPF Worlds Prime Stats
- Squat — 162.5 kilograms (358.3 kilos)
- Bench Press — 100 kilograms (220.5 kilos)
- Deadlift — 197.5 kilograms (435.4 kilos)
- Whole — 460 kilograms (1,014.1 kilos)
Because the defending 2023 SPF champion, Corrigan has now secured a spot within the 2024 version of the competition routinely simply by competing within the 2023 IPF Worlds. Leaving with the IPF Worlds win anyway is kind of a brand new addition to her resume.
With the 2023 IPF Worlds included, Corrigan has now left triumphant from her final 4 sanctioned powerlifting contests, per Open Powerlifting. One thing says an prolonged sizzling streak might solely simply be starting for this 52-kilogram dynamo.
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