French powerlifter Samantha Eugenie is now the IPF World Junior Record holder in the raw deadlift for the 63-kilogram category. On Aug. 31, 2022, Eugenie pulled 216 kilograms (476.28 pounds) at the 2022 IPF World Junior Classic Powerlifting Championships in Istanbul, Turkey. You can see the lift in the Instagram post below, shared by the IPF.
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Weighing in at 62.7 kilograms (138.2 pounds), Eugenie lifted in a sumo stance and used a mixed grip while wearing a singlet and a weight belt when she made the successful attempt. She went three for three on the deadlift, having pulled 200 kilograms (441 pounds) and 210.5 kilograms (464 pounds).
As of this writing, she is 11.5 kilograms (25 pounds) away from the all-time junior world record in the deadlift. Jordanne Panton pulled 227.5 kilograms (501.6 pounds) at the 2021 USAPL Europa Dallas Showdown meet.
Overall, Eugenie went eight for nine on the day, with her only miss being her second attempt at the squat with 172.5 kilograms (380 pounds), which she cleaned up on her third attempt. She went on to win the 63-kilogram world junior championship at the meet.
Samantha Eugenie (63KG) | All-Time Raw Competition Bests
- Squat – 172.5 kilograms (380.3 pounds)
- Bench Press – 105 kilograms (231.5 pounds)
- Deadlift – 216 kilograms (476.2 pounds)
- Total – 493.5 kilograms (1,088 pounds)
According to Open Powerlifting, this was the 20-year-old’s tenth powerlifting meet. The deadlift and bench press lifts are personal records as well. She was 10 kilograms short of her best squat effort. On May 14, 2022, Eugenie successfully squatted 182.5 kilograms (402.3 pounds) at the FFForce French Youth Athletic Strength Championships.
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Eugenie may have been wearing the gold medal at the end of the meet, but she wasn’t satisfied with how her day went.
“To be honest I’m not proud of my performance. I did a lower total than my last comp and I know why. I will work harder for it to not happen again,” she wrote in the caption of her Instagram post. “I’m not proud of my total but I’m proud of the title and the journey to this day.”
As of this writing, there is no official word on when Eugenie will compete again. If she doesn’t compete again, then this record will cap off a year that also saw her break four junior world records at the French Nationals in May.
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