In powerlifting, some lifters have the potential to achieve feats adjacent to the world record during any ordinary training or sanctioned competition. On March 15, 2023, Sonita Muluh provided a prime example. strength phenomenon when she captured a 280 kilogram (617.3 lb) raw back squat during a recent coaching session. Muluh wore wrist guards, knee pads and a lifting belt for the squat.
Muluh’s massive lift is particularly notable as she exceeds the all-time gross world record in the +90 kilogram weight class by one kilogram (2.2 pounds). According Open powerlifting, the current brand belongs to April Mathis, who scored a 278.9 kilogram (615 pound) squat at the American Powerlifting Federation (APF) Southern States in 2011. Muluh is a regular +84 kilogram weightlifter under the jurisdiction of the International Powerlifting Federation (IPF). This brand has proven untouchable for more than a decade.