Powerlifter Sophia Ellis Scores 235-kg (518.1-lb) Raw Deadlift Two-Rep PR

May 25, 2023
7 min read

Sophia Ellis is ready to represent Great Britain in the biggest competitions this year, as her strength keeps ramping up with each passing week. Her deadlift, which was already impressive, has seen significant improvement in the last few days. This is confirmed by her recent 235-kilogram (518.1-pound) deadlift two-rep personal record from training. Ecstatic for setting a new PR, Sophia Ellis decided to share the feat with her Instagram followers.

Sophia Ellis opted for a sumo stance as she has absolutely perfected it through years of practice. In addition, besides a lifting belt and some chalk, Sophia did not use any other equipment, making her new 235-kilogram (518.1-pound) deadlift two rep PR raw as well. Both reps looked very smooth, with the only seemingly difficult moment being the lockout of the second rep.

This is not the first time that Sophia Ellis has attempted to perform two reps with 235 kilograms (518.1 pounds), since she had a failed attempt just a few months ago. However, she has now finally locked it out and stated that she feels stronger than ever.

“Honestly so psyched about this. I attempted this weight for a double going into the British a few months ago and failed it…so to hit it this time around feels so good. Slightly messed up the second rep from the start but it’s a win nevertheless. Feeling the strongest I’ve ever been right now and there’s more to come ?”

Watch the lift here:

Related: Powerlifter Sophia Ellis (76KG) Sets a 240-kg (529.1-lb) Raw Deadlift European & British Record at 2022 Arnold UK

Sophia Ellis is preparing for arguably the biggest competition of her career yet. She is planning to compete at the 2023 IPF World Classic Open Powerlifting Championships, which will take place from June 11-18, 2023, in Valletta, Malta. Although she has already competed in two previous editions of this competition, Sophia is now more prepared than ever to battle for the podium.

Sophia Ellis has already won a major title last year at the 2022 EPF European Classic Powerlifting Championships in the 76-kilogram weight class. Moreover, if she still weighs around 76 kilograms (167.6 pounds) then her recent deadlift two-rep PR was 3.1x her bodyweight.

It is clear that Sophia Ellis is just now entering her prime, as she is capable of breaking records and winning major competitions. Over the course of the five years that she has competed professionally, Sophia has taken part in 29 sanctioned competitions and won 14 of them. In addition, she currently holds the u76KG European Raw Deadlift Record of 240.5 kilograms (530.2 pounds) which she set at the same EPF European Championships last year.

Sophia Ellis’ Competition PRs

  • Squat: 175 kilograms (385.8 pounds) — (2023 BP Eleiko British Open Classic Championships)
  • Bench Press: 122.5 kilograms (270 pounds) — (2022 EPF European Classic Powerlifting Championships)
  • Deadlift: 242.5 kilograms (534.6 pounds) — (2023 BP Eleiko British Open Classic Championships)
  • Total: 537.5 kilograms (1,184.9 pounds) — (2023 BP Eleiko British Open Classic Championships)

Related: Powerlifter Sophia Ellis Deadlifts Whooping 227.5-kg (501.6-lb) For a New Two Rep PR

Sophia Ellis’ Competition History

Personal Bests

Equip Squat Bench Deadlift Total Dots
Raw 385.8 270.1 385.8 1185 525.37

Competition Results

Place Fed Date Competition Division Total Dots
1 BP 2023-03-16 Eleiko British Open Classic Championships FR-O 1185 525.37
1 EPF 2022-11-25 European Classic Powerlifting Championships Open 1164 516.68
9 IPF 2022-09-23 Arnold Sports Festival Open 1162.9 515.97
3 EPF 2022-08-02 European Bench Press Championships Open 264.6 117.33
7 IPF 2022-06-06 World Classic Powerlifting Championships Open 1129.9 506.43
1 BP 2022-03-19 British Classic Womens Championships FR-O 1158.5 516.61
1 BP 2022-02-19 British Classic Bench Press Championships FR-O 248 110.28
2 EPF 2021-12-03 European Classic Powerlifting Championships Open 1103.4 494.94
4 IPF 2021-10-22 World Bench Press Championships Open 242.5 108.9
4 IPF 2021-09-23 World Classic Powerlifting Championships Open 1080.3 491.23
1 BP 2021-09-04 British Open Classic FR-O 1080.3 485.28
1 BP 2021-08-07 British Classic Bench Press Championships FR-O 248 110.76
1 EPA 2021-06-11 English Bench Press Championships FR-O 259 115.94
3 BP 2020-03-08 Womens British Classic FR-O 1003.1 453.34
1 BP 2020-02-23 British Classic Bench Press Championships F-C-Open 226 102.05
2 BP 2019-11-23 Home Nations Championships FR-O 931.5 420.96
1 BP 2019-10-30 British Juniors Classic Powerlifting Championships FR-Jr 964.5 427.32
1 CommonwealthPF 2019-09-15 Commonwealth Championships Juniors 220.5 99.88
1 CommonwealthPF 2019-09-15 Commonwealth Championships Juniors 976.6 443.08
2 EPF 2019-08-07 European Classic Bench Press Championships Juniors 220.5 98.47
1 EPA 2019-06-22 English Bench Press Championships FR-Jr 209.4 94.69
1 EPA 2019-05-25 Womens All England Powerlifting Championships FR-Jr 953.5 432.58
5 IPF 2019-05-18 World Bench Press Championships Juniors 209.4 94.81
8 BP 2019-03-02 British Womens Classic Powerlifting Championships F-C-Open 898.4 408.52
2 BP 2019-02-23 British Classic Bench Press Championships F-C-U23 192.9 87.72
1 EPA 2018-10-01 Greater London Push Pull F-C-Open 573.2 254.86
7 BP 2018-09-22 British Junior Womens Powerlifting Championships F-C-U23 821.2 373.73
2 EPA 2018-07-07 Greater London Divisional Championships F-C-Open 738.5 336.89
3 EPA 2018-03-18 GL Divisional F-C-Open 666.9 301.17

Data Source: Open Powerlifting. Last Updated: April 12, 2023

Only four weeks remain until the 2023 IPF World’s and Sophia Ellis already looks like a realistic podium contender. However, until the competition comes, Sophia will continue to pursue some more PRs fueled by her massive 235-kilogram (518.1-pound) deadlift for two reps.

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