Anatolii Novopismennyi came into the 2023 IPF World Classic Open Powerlifting Championships as the biggest favorite in the 105-kilogram weight class due to his past performance. He was always very dominant, and the scenario was nothing different at the 2023 IPF Worlds. In fact, the Ukrainian won his third IPF Title while also setting new Squat & Total IPF World Records.
Anatolii Novopismennyi chose an extremely heavy 345-kilogram (760.6-pound) squat for his first attempt, which sent everyone a message that he came to Valletta, Malta, to achieve big things. He then crushed 355 kilograms (782.6 pounds) for his second attempt and started getting ready for a World Record attempt.
So, Anatolii Novopismennyi squatted 362.5 kilograms (799.2 pounds) on his final attempt to set a new IPF World Record. The previous record was also in his possession, as he squatted 360 kilograms (793.7 pounds) at the 2021 IPF World Classic Powerlifting Championships.
Watch the squat here:
Anatolii Novopismennyi’s Full Performance
Anatolii Novopismennyi put up a perfect performance, successfully completing all nine of his attempts. Due to this, Anatolii built up a 35-kilogram (77.2-pound) lead ahead of the second placed Emil Norling.
Anatolii weighed in at 104 kilograms (229.3 pounds) for the 2023 IPF Worlds, making his Squat World Record 3.5x his bodyweight.
- 345 kilograms (760.6 pounds)
- 355 kilograms (782.6 pounds)
- 362.5 kilograms (799.2 pounds) — U105KG IPF World Record
- 212.5 kilograms (468.5 pounds)
- 222.5 kilograms (490.5 pounds)
- 225 kilograms (496 pounds)
- 330 kilograms (727.5 pounds)
- 340 kilograms (749.6 pounds)
- 352.5 kilograms (777.1 pounds)
Total — 940 kilograms (2,072.4 pounds) — U105KG IPF World Record
The previous IPF Total World Record was also held by Anatolii Novopismennyi beforehand, as he accumulated 937.5 kilograms (2,066.8 pounds) at the 2021 IPF World Classic Powerlifting Championships.
After winning the competition, Anatolii Novopismennyi made a post on Instagram revealing why he considered this win as his most significant yet.
“This victory was very important to me because it was an opportunity to make the Anthem of Ukraine spread to the whole world, and an opportunity to remind everyone once again that there is a war in Ukraine!!!”
Anatolii Novopismennyi’s Competition History
|2||EPF||2022-11-25||European Classic Powerlifting Championships||Open||1995.2||550.6|
|2||EPF||2021-12-03||European Classic Powerlifting Championships||Open||2017.2||553.22|
|3||IPF||2021-10-22||World Bench Press Championships||Open||496||136.31|
|1||IPF||2021-09-23||World Classic Powerlifting Championships||Open||2066.8||570.28|
|1||IranBBF||2021-07-28||International Club Classic Powerlifting Championships||Open||2055.8||560.91|
|1||UkrainePF||2021-05-21||Ukrainian Classic Powerlifting Championships||Open||2008.4||552.41|
|1||EPF||2019-11-29||European Classic Championships||Open||1881.6||543.18|
|1||UkrainePF||2019-09-23||Ukrainian Classic Powerlifting Championships||Open||1918||554.81|
|1||IPF||2019-06-04||World Classic Powerlifting Championships||Open||1879.4||543.96|
|1||EPF||2018-11-24||European Classic Powerlifting Championships||Open||1873.9||544.09|
|1||UkrainePF||2018-03-13||Ukrainian Classic Powerlifting Championships||Open||1873.9||544.23|
|4||IPF||2017-06-14||World Classic Powerlifting Championships||Open||1807.8||523.66|
|1||IPF||2016-06-19||World Classic Powerlifting Championships||Juniors||1791.3||519.67|
|1||UkrainePF||2015-11-28||Ukrainian Classic Powerlifting Cup||Open||1763.7||517.57|
|2||EPF||2015-03-21||1st European Mens Classic Championships||Juniors||1559.8||480.18|
|1||UkrainePF||2014-09-14||Ukrainian Classic Powerlifting Championships||Open||1499.1||463.03|
Data Source: Open Powerlifting. Last Updated: April 12, 2023
Anatolii Novopismennyi took part in 17 sanctioned competitions during his nine years of competing and won 12 of them. Apart from the three IPF World Championship titles (2019, 2021, 2023), Anatolii also won two EPF European Championships in 2018 & 2019. However, he plans to add some more big victories to his resume in the future.