The superstar in Chapon capped 2022 in one of the best possible ways.
After an all-around competitive year filled with glowing performances, Tiffany Chapon could’ve theoretically put a cap on her productive 2022 before her most recent contest. No one would’ve blamed her for hanging up her lifting belt months earlier to begin recuperating for another potentially fruitful powerlifting circuit in 2023. Though that thought process probably wouldn’t have matched up with the strength, power, and general fiery competitive spirit of one of the sport’s biggest young superstars.
For the second consecutive year, Chapon has won the 2022 European Powerlifting Federation (EPF) European Classic Powerlifting Championships. As the athlete has done in most of her competitive appearances dating back to September 2020, Chapon’s first-place performance saw her feature in the 47-kilogram weight class as a raw and Open competitor. This year’s contest takes place in Skierniewice, Poland, and runs from Nov. 25 to Dec. 4, 2022.
Here’s an overview of Chapon’s performance at the 2022 European Championships, with her top stats on each of her best lifts:
Tiffany Chapon | Top Stats 2022 EPF European Classic Powerlifting Championships
Squat — 150 kilograms (330.7 pounds)
Bench Press — 95 kilograms (209.4 pounds)
Deadlift — 162.5 kilograms (358.3 pounds)
Total — 407.5 kilograms (898.4 pounds)
While she didn’t notch any records, taking home another European title in her weight class could be a sign of the consistent excellency Chapon has established throughout her career. According to Open Powerlifting — in a competitive strength journey that began in September 2020 at the 2020 Fédération Française de Force (FFForce) Silent Worker Meet — Chapon has now won nine of 12 career contests. That sterling resume not only includes her two consecutive European titles (2021-2022) but also back-to-back victories in the annual International Powerlifting Federation (IPF) World Classic Powerlifting Championships (2021-2022).
That 2022 IPF display might be the current tentpole moment of Chapon’s life on sanctioned lifting platforms. At the contest in Sun City, South Africa, the French athlete broke three separate IPF World Records in the 47-kilogram division on the squat (160.5 kilograms/353.9 pounds), bench press (96 kilograms/211.6 pounds), and total (426.5 Kilograms/940.4 pounds). Note: Per the official IPF database, Chapon’s bench press mark has since been surpassed by Ukraine’s Nataliia Cheremenko (99 kilograms/218.2 pounds) at the 2022 European Championships.
Results like this should probably have been no surprise for Chapon. A handful of training occasions in spring 2022 saw the athlete unofficially surpass various IPF World Records multiple times. In this case, practice made (almost) perfect for a simultaneous European and World champion.
With the holiday season around the corner, it seems likely Chapon may finally take time to sit back and ruminate on the successful 2022 that was. Though when the calendar finally shifts to 2023, it may only be fair to expect more coming fireworks from this powerlifting dynamo.
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