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Tamara Walcott sets raw squat and total unofficial all-time world records

The sportswoman is about to reach the World Records officially during the 2023 WRPF American Pro 2 contest. 

Some months have passed as we witness Tamara Walcott as a top-tier professional powerlifter. Over a year ago she had a full-scale contest indeed. In the meantime, the champion was able to silently focus on new advancements.

 Walcott perfoms the deadlift during the Arnolds Sports Festival

As the trend for Instagram demands a presentation of results, one of the latest workouts turned out to be posted on her profile. Tamara’s material was legendary as she managed to handle each of the three powerlifting activities, but what astounded her audience was Squat and Total Unofficial All-Time World Records in the +90-kilogram weight category.

Walcott with Ellen DeGeneres at Ellen Show

In this groundbreaking event Walcott chose an SBD (Squat, Bench, Deadlift) to encompass all the variety of a powerlifting contest. The squats performed, she made a try to lift 287.5 kilograms (633.8 pounds). Moreover, she only used wrist wraps, a lifting belt and knee sleeves to outperform Sonita Muluh, the holder of the current record with a squat of 285.5 kg (629.4 pounds) set at the 2023 IPF World Classic Powerlifting Championships, with 2 kilograms (4.4 pounds) over the record. With the total of 742.5 kilograms Tamara Walcott rocketed to mark an unofficial All-Time World Record having included the bench and deadlift.

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The Instagram champion is going to bring her spirit to the 2023 WRPF American Pro 2, where she plans to officially set the World Record and be the spotlight of the event.

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Tanya Shaiko

Author: Tanya Shaiko
News Editor, Olympic Lifting Enthusiast

Oly Lifting Experience: 6 years
Best ResultsSnatch – 61 kg,
C&J – 78 kg

I’m Tanya, and I just can’t do without fitness. About six years ago, I got into Olympic weightlifting and instantly fell in love with it. Weightlifting is like no other sport – it’s just you versus the bar. Driven by my unwavering passion for an active lifestyle, I’ve been eager to share my personal journey and sports enthusiasm with others. As a journalist and photographer, my interests come full circle, adding an extra dimension to the news column that I curate. This way, I keep my readers updated with the latest happenings in the sports world.

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