Erholove Izobodo-John Sets IPF Junior Raw Deadlift World Record Of 263kg

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Erholove Izobodo-John reached new levels during the 2024 European Classic Championships.

Erholove Izobodo-John has been competing for three years now and continues to improve in many ways. Last weekend, Izobodo-John took a big step forward and set a new IPF Junior world record with a 263kg deadlift.

There were talks of Izobodo-John dealing with an injury heading into the 2024 European Classic Championships. She put any of those rumors to bed with her record-setting life in Croatia.

“World Junior & European Open Record Deadlift with 263 kg by Erholove Izobodo-John GBR in 84 kg class 🇬🇧”


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Izobodo-John has progressively increased her deadlift since her first competition back in 2021, where she lifted 227.5kg. Her lift at the European Championships last weekend was 10kg heavier than the previous record. It was all part of a record-setting performance.

Izobodo-John squatted 215kg, which was an EPF Junior European record. Her third and final bench press was unsuccessful but she logged 105kg. Finally, Izobodo-John’s deadlift included added up to 583kg.

Steps To Perform The Deadlift

Here’s how to do a conventional barbell deadlift:

  1. Stand mid-foot under the barbell. Feet slightly angled outward, hip width apart. Look down – the bar should be over the middle of your feet.
  2. Bend over and grab the bar with a shoulder-width grip.
  3. Bend your knees until your shins touch the bar.
  4. With a neutral spine, lift your chest up and flex your butt.
  5. Take a big breath, hold it, and pick the bar up off the ground (It helps to think “drive through your heels”).
  6. Continue pressing with your legs and thrusting your hips forward until you are fully standing up.
  7. Hold the weight for a second at the top, with locked hips and knees. Then return the weight to the floor by moving your hips back while bending your legs. Rest a second at the bottom and repeat.

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Greg Patuto
Greg has covered the four major sports for six years and has been featured on sites such as Sports Illustrated, Fox Sports, SB Nation,, and FanSided. Now, he is transitioning into the world of bodybuilding and strength sports.