On Mar. 9, 2023, the King of the Lifts Instagram page reposted one of powerlifter Kasemsand Senumong’s recent raw deadlift build-up sessions. The clip features Senumong pulling 70, 120, 170, 220, 260, 290, 310, and 320 kilograms (a range of 154.3 to 705 pounds) from a sumo stance, with support from a lifting belt, during a staggering training session.
According to Open Powerlifting, the last deadlift in the clip — 320 kilograms (705 pounds) — is 19.7 kilograms (43.6 pounds) more than Senumong’s all-time raw competition best. That competition pull is also the all-time raw World Record for the 66-kilogram division under the International Powerlifting Federation’s (IPF) jurisdiction. The athlete achieved that mark, along with the raw total World Record (710.5 kilograms/1,566.4 pounds), during the 2022 Asian Powerlifting Federation (AsianPF) Championships.
Senumong, sometimes referred to as Sensei Opor, posted the original video clip as part of a training montage on his own Instagram page on January 13, 2023, but it was recently reposted on his gym’s page. The recent repost brought the feat of strength to the attention of King of the Lifts, which regularly features powerlifting PRs from lifters around the web.
A dominant force in the Asian continental powerlifting scene for several years, Senumong is both the reigning 66KG Thailand National Champion and the Asian Powerlifting Federation (AsianPR) continental Champion. Based on his deadlift polish, it looks like the young man in his late 20s is ready to add another title to his resume.
Here’s an overview of Senumong’s all-time raw competition bests:
Squat — 255.4 kilograms (563.2 pounds)
Bench Press — 155 kilograms (341.7 pounds)
Deadlift — 300 kilograms (661.4 pounds) | IPF World Record
Total — 710.5 kilograms (1,566.3 pounds) | IPF World Record
After coming in seventh place in the 66-kilogram division during his 2022 IPF World Championships debut, Senumong likely isn’t done. The competitor apparently intends to have another crack at it this summer. Even if he doesn’t come out on top, he may drastically improve his initial performance.
Should Senumong transfer his recent top training deadlift to the 2023 IPF Worlds in Valetta, Malta, it seems apparent he’ll extend both of his record marks while potentially taking home a World title. Sweden’s Eddie Berglund is the defending 66-kilogram World Champion, and the 2023 IPF Worlds contest is scheduled for Jun. 11-18, 2023.
On purely a statistical basis, Senumong might already be the best 66-kilogram powerlifting competitor in the world. He just has to show it on the biggest IPF stage. On this front, the coming June could be a fruitful and historic event for the athlete.
Featured image: @kingofthelifts on Instagram