While Olympic weightlifting is not too popular relative to other sports, some athletes still become household names because of their mind-blowing feats of strength. Although he is not there quite yet, Karlos Nasar is definitely on the road to becoming one of those athletes. Karlos’ achievements are particularly impressive due to his age, since he is just 18-years-old. In addition, during his performance at the 2023 European Weightlifting Championships in Yerevan, Armenia, Karlos set multiple World Records in Senior and Junior divisions.
Karlos Nasar took part in the 89-kilogram weight class, destroying his rivals and winning the division with a 21-kilogram (46.3-pound) difference. In addition, Karlos set new Senior & Junior Clean & Jerk World Records, new Senior & Junior Total World Records, as well as a Junior Snatch World Record. So, Nasar walked away with mind-blowing five world records.
Clean & Jerk
Karlos Nasar’s heaviest Clean & Jerk attempt of the competition came out to 221 kilograms (487.2 pounds). This is the heaviest he has ever performed in this event and also heavier than anyone has done in the 89-kilogram weight class.
This now stands as a new U89KG Senior World Record, as it is 1 kilogram (2.2 pounds) heavier than the previous record. That record stood at 220 kilograms (485 pounds), which Karlos Nasar also set at the 2022 IWF World Weightlifting Championships. This was also the record in the Junior division.
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In his second event, the Snatch, Karlos Nasar managed to lift 174 kilograms (383.6 pounds). This was not a World Record in the Senior division, but it was in the Junior division.
The previous U89KG Junior Snatch World Record was also held by Nasar, who lifted 171 kilograms (377 pounds) at the 2022 European Weightlifting Championships.
Finally, by combining his results from both previous events, Karlos Nasar’s Total came out to 395 kilograms (870.8 pounds). This broke both the World Records in the Senior and Junior divisions.
The previous Senior Total World Record stood at 392 kilograms (864.2 pounds), since Antonino Pizzolato set it at the 2022 European Weightlifting Championships.
On the other hand, the previous Junior World Record Total was already in Karlos Nasar’s possession, but significantly lighter than the new one. Having competed at the 2022 European Weightlifting Championships, Karlos totaled 382 kilograms (842.2 pounds) to set the mark.
Karlos Nasar’s Full Performance
- Clean & Jerk: 221 kilograms (487.2 pounds) – U89KG Senior & Junior World Record
- Snatch: 174 kilograms (383.6 pounds) – U89KG Junior World Record
- Total: 395 kilograms (870.8 pounds) – U89KG Senior & Junior World Record
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Despite his age of 18, Karlos Nasar has already been active on the scene for many years. He has broken and further improved World Records on a number of occasions. It is, however, the best performance we have seen from him so far. Nasar is evidently improving at an unusually fast pace. So, it is very likely that these records are going to fall again at his next appearance.
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