Orhii closed 2022 with fairly the spotlight efficiency.
In powerlifting’s present constellation of energy superstars, it’s arduous to get a lot of any larger than Russel Orhii. The former two-time International Powerlifting Federation (IPF) World champion (2019, 2021) is understood for the extraordinary as soon as he will get a loaded barbell of any form inside his well-callused palms. His newest flourish of energy on a platform is likely to be his seemingly greatest but.
On Dec. 17, 2022, throughout the 2022 USA Powerlifting (USAPL) Korea Winter Showdown, Orhii placed on a virtuoso efficiency when he captured a uncooked complete of 885.2 kilograms (1,951.1 kilos). According to a caption from Orhii’s put up in regards to the sanctioned powerlifting meet, that complete from Seoul, South Korea, is an all-time competitors private file (PR). Notably, the athlete moved as much as the 90-kilogram weight class for the primary time in his profession throughout the contest and nonetheless flourished in his eventual first-place consequence whereas notching the best complete for any 90-kilogram powerlifter throughout the 2022 aggressive yr.
Here’s an summary of Orhii’s high stats on the 2022 USAPL Korea Winter Showdown, the place he additionally attained respective PRs on the bench press (340 kilograms/749.5 kilos) and deadlift (350 kilograms/771.6 kilos) and matched his all-time greatest again squat of 195 kilograms (429.9 kilos).
The athlete wore a lifting belt and knee sleeves for his squat, simply wrist wraps for his bench press, and accomplished his greatest deadlift using solely a belt.
Russell Orhii (90KG) | 2022 USAPL Korea Winter Showdown Top Stats
- Squat — 195 kilograms (429.9 kilos) | Matches All-Time Raw Competition Best
- Bench Press — 340 kilograms (749.5 kilos) | All-Time Raw Competition Best
- Deadlift — 350 kilograms (771.6 kilos) | All-Time Raw Competition Best
- Total — 885.2 kilograms (1,951.6 kilos) | All-Time Raw Competition Best
In his Instagram put up, Orhii mirrored on the efficiency and made it appear all too informal as he seemingly briefly hangs up his lifting belt for the vacation season. When he returns someday in 2023, this occasion in all probability received’t be the final we see of Orhii shining below a shiny highlight.
“I decided to compete at 90 kilograms so I could enjoy the full Korean experience, which in turn led to me putting together a pretty good performance,” Orhii wrote. ” … The love and hospitality right here in Korea have been completely insane. I’m really grounded to see the outreach powerlifting has the world over, and I’m grateful to have the ability to encourage others to select up the game. This was such an incredible and distinctive expertise that I’ll always remember. Thank you.”
Featured picture: @russwole on Instagram