Vegan power gives Katya the overall win

Powerlifter Katya Gorbacheva continued to push the boundaries as she took the overall win at the Lioness Arise women's meet.

2 September 2023

The 75 kg lifter (unequipped) squatted 170 kg and bench 90 kg.  She failed the first attempt at 90 kg then returned to nail it!

Her deadlift of 177.5 gave her a 437.5 kg total and the overall and category wins. Two of the lifts were personal bests.

“I’m happy for the tiny squat and bench PRs” Katya says.  She attempted a 190 kg deadlift but struggled, partly due to heat and lack of air conditioning.

“But hey – 177.5 deadlift was easy!  So hopefully 185 kg, my current gym PR, to 190 kg deadlift will also be an easy 2nd attempt at my next meet in October.”

Katya was referring to her participation with the Plantbuilt team in Mr America.  Plantbuilt are taking an incredible team of lifters to the meet planning to secure a haul of medals even better than last years’.

Vegan Power!