Georgian Olympic Weightlifter Lasha Talakhadze Breaks Three World Records

Georgian weightlifter Lasha Talakhadze broke three world records after winning gold in the +109-kilogram weightlifting final at the Tokyo Olympics on Aug. 4.

Talakhadze set the first world record in the snatch by lifting 223 kilograms, then set the second world record in the clean and jerk by lifting 265 kilograms, resulting in a third world record for a total lift of 488 kilograms.

The 27-year-old five-time world champion made three consecutive lifts in each round and did not miss any of his six attempts.

Talakhadze, who won gold in the same event in the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics, told reporters that he aims “to set as many records as possible” and that he will participate in the 2024 Paris Olympics.

Iranian Ali Davoudi won silver with a total lift of 441 kilograms while Syrian Man Asaad won bronze with a total life of 424 kilograms.

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