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Agata Sitko is only 19-years-old, but she’s already one of the bigger upcoming names in powerlifting. On May 3-8, 2022, the Polish athlete verified that status with a memorable performance during the 2022 European Powerlifting Federation (EPF) European Open, Junior & Sub-Juniors Equipped Powerlifting Championships.
First, Sitko — who competed in the 84-kilogram weight class — notched a 188-kilogram (414.4-pound) bench press. While the competition is still tallying all individual scores, that feat would stand as a new Junior International Powerlifting Federation (IPF) World Record. Next, she locked out a 251.5-kilogram deadlift (551.4-pound) — another IPF Junior and Open World Record. By the meet’s end, Sitko logged a 704.5-kilogram total (1,553.1-pound) — yet one more IPF Junior and Open World Record.
Sitko managed to surpass three separate powerlifters with each of her record lifts.
American athlete LeAnn Ramirez previously held the Juniors (84KG) record with a press of 175.5 kilograms (386.9 pounds) at the 2019 IPF World Juniors & Sub-Juniors Championships. Dutch athlete Iris Kensenhuis was the owner of the deadlift world record with a pull of 251 kilograms (553.3 pounds) from the 2019 IPF World Powerlifting Championships. Finally, Canadian powerlifter Rhaea Stinn is no longer in possession of the world record total of 685 kilograms (1,510.1 pounds) at the 2019 IPF World Powerlifting Championships.
All of these women’s staggering figures now come in second to Sitko. Here are the full stats of Sitko’s performance from the meet:
Agata Sitko (84KG) | 2022 EPF European Championships Stats
- Squat — 265 kilograms (584.2 pounds)
- Bench Press — 188 kilograms (414.4 pounds) | IPF Juniors World Record
- Deadlift — 251.5 kilograms (551.4 pounds) | IPF Junior & Open World Record
- Total — 704.5 kilograms (1,553.1-pound) | IPF Junior & Open World Record
Sitko at a Glance
She’s hitting a real groove of late, but Sitko has been powerlifting professionally for a few years now. She began her career during the 2019 PZKFiTS Polish Classic Powerlifting Cup, finishing in second place.
Meanwhile, Sitko used to compete in the 76-kilogram weight class. It is here where she is also in possession of a couple of IPF Juniors World Records — a 230-kilogram deadlift (507-pound) and a 650-kilogram total (1,433-pound). Sitko set both of those marks at the 2021 IPF World Powerlifting Championships.
In addition to her latest EPF competition, here are some more notable results from Sitko’s career:
Agata Sitko | Notable Career Results
- 2019 PZKFiTS Polish Classic Powerlifting Cup (76KG) — Second place | Raw | Juniors
- 2019 PZKFiTS Puchar Polski w Wyciskaniu Leżąc Klasycznym (76KG) — First place | Raw | Juniors
- 2021 EPF European Open Juniors & Sub-Juniors Powerlifting Championships (76KG) — First place | Single | Juniors
- 2021 IPF World Juniors Sub-Juniors & Masters Championships (76KG) — Second place | Single | Juniors
- 2021 IPF World Classic Powerlifting Championships (76KG) — Second place | Raw | Juniors
- 2021 IPF World Powerlifting Championships (76KG) — First place | Raw | Open
- 2021 PZKFiTS Puchar Polski w Trójboju Siłowym Klasycznym (76KG) — First place | Raw | Juniors/Open
- 2022 EPF European Open Juniors & Sub-Juniors Powerlifting Championships (84KG) — First place | Raw | Juniors
At the time of writing, Sitko has not formally announced when she’ll step onto a sanctioned lifting platform again. Though, if her career history is any indication, it might be safe to assume she’ll participate in the upcoming 2021 IPF World Classic Powerlifting Championships on June 6-12, 2022, in Sun City, South Africa.
Whenever Sitko does get a barbell into her hands during a competition, fireworks may well ensure.
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