Chinese 49kg athlete Yang Li hit a 165kg back squat in training this week. Not only is this a 3.37 X body weight back squat it is 8.5kg heavier than the IPF world record squat in the heavier 52kg weight class. When compared with the slightly more comparative 47kg weight class Yang Li out squats world record holder Wei-Ling Chen by 12.5kg! Oh… and she did it beltless too.
Yang Li only placed 9th at Chinese Nationals 2018 but has huge talent. Born in 2000 Yang is still very young and trains at the Beijing Sport University (BSU). It will be exciting to watch her develop over the next few quads.