On top of southeast Asia Li Foundation member, Leo broke Singapore record once again in sea cup 2022
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On top of southeast Asia, Li Foundation member, Leo broke Singapore record once again in sea cup 2022

Making his debut, representing Singapore at the inaugural Southeast Asian (SEA) Cup 2022 in Johor Bahru, Malaysia on 16th September, 17-year-old Leo rewrote his U59 Sub-junior national record. Cutting 10.4kg bodyweight in 12 weeks and going on an almond diet for four consecutive days before the competition day just to make weigh-in in the LAST hour.

On top of southeast Asia Li Foundation member, Leo broke Singapore record once again in sea cup 2022
On top of southeast Asia Li Foundation member, Leo broke Singapore record once again in sea cup 2022

Leo finished with a 467kg total – 170kg squat, 100kg bench press and 197kg deadlift, breaking the Singapore U59 Sub-junior total record by 25 kg: squat record by 9kg and deadlift record by 2.5kg respectively (the previous squat record was held at 161kg, set by Leo himself 11 months ago at the Singapore Powerlifting Open 2021).

On top of southeast Asia Li Foundation member, Leo broke Singapore record once again in sea cup 2022
On top of southeast Asia Li Foundation member, Leo broke Singapore record once again in sea cup 2022
On top of southeast Asia Li Foundation member, Leo broke Singapore record once again in sea cup 2022

Fellow Team Singapore representative, 29-year-old Ms. Farhanna Farid, a national powerlifter, lifted 201kg at the event to eclipse her previous record of 200.5kg on the same day. She had set her previous record at the World Open Classic Powerlifting Championships in Sun City, South Africa in June 2022.

On top of southeast Asia Li Foundation member, Leo broke Singapore record once again in sea cup 2022

Any sports at the international level requires a top level of sacrifice. I am proud to say that I have delivered a world-class level of preparation and performance from the minute I made the decision and chose to excel in doing so. I've earned every single bit of it.

LEO LI

The Singapore team performed well at the event, taking  home the Best Overall Nation Team title, bagging 26 golds, 7 silvers and 9 bronze medals over the four-day event. 5 other Singaporean team mates also made their marks by setting Asian records in their respective events.

On top of southeast Asia Li Foundation member, Leo broke Singapore record once again in sea cup 2022

During our exchange with the Powerlifting Singapore Team, Farhanna shared how Powerlifting has changed and impacted her life.

Powerlifting gave me the opportunity to excel in my own way and value myself for who I am It enabled me to break boundaries, inspire and empower others along the way...

Farhanna
On top of southeast Asia Li Foundation member, Leo broke Singapore record once again in sea cup 2022

LIF will continue exploring future collaboration with Powerlifting Singapore to support our SG team and increase the impact. We genuinely hope to identify innovative and sustainable solutions, integrate resources from all around and in turn, impact more athletes with an aim to realise their potential in the sport on the world stage.

On top of southeast Asia Li Foundation member, Leo broke Singapore record once again in sea cup 2022

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