B&W team student breaks world junior record & Japan national record in open men’s category

July 11, 2019

Ayumi Hisatsune, a student from the Bodybuilding & Weightlifting team (hereinafter referred to as B&W team) of UTokyo, competed in the IPF World Classic Powerlifting Championships 2019 held in Helsingborg, Sweden from June 4 to 15, 2019.
On this occasion he participated in the Open Men’s 59kg class and achieved the following remarkable records:
Squat                   205kg (New Japanese national record in the Open Men’s)
Bench Press       137.5kg (New Japanese national record in the Junior Men’s)
Deadlift                245kg (3rd place by event)
Total Score         756.99 (3rd place in the Championships, new world Junior record, new Japanese national record in the Open Men’s)
Note: “Junior” refers to 23 years old or younger, and “Open” refers to no age restrictions.
The Championships are known as the world’s top competition in the raw division, meaning not wearing hard materials usually worn during powerlifting. In fact, this is the highest level competition of its kind, with champions from all around the world participating. For example, in order to participate from Japan, it is necessary to win the All-Japan Powerlifting Championship.
The B&W team has three 90-minute practices a week, which is quite a short duration compared to other athletic clubs. However, in addition to Ayumi’s success at these Championships, the B&W team have achieved impressive results such as being ranked third in the group competition at the All-Japan Student Powerlifting Championship. This can be said to be the result of their well-thought out practice while inheriting competition know-how from generations of seniors and coaches.
Please look forward to further activities of the B&W team in the future.
[Short comment from B&W team]
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