The Bulgarian sensation, Karlos Nasar, has been on the radar of most weightlifting fans for the past few years. Nasar is only 18-years-old and is the greatest Junior weightlifter currently. He has proved that a bright future awaits him a long time ago, so now we are just watching him progress and admire his strength. Karlos Nasar’s most recent display of strength came at the 2022 European Weightlifting Championships, which took place from May 28 until June 5, 2022, in Tirana, Albania.
Karlos Nasar usually competes in the 81-kilogram weight class. However, this was the first time that he moved up to the 89-kilogram weight class. Karlos Nasar ended up setting new Junior World Records in all three weightlifting events as a result of this move.
Karlos Nasar’s Full Performance
- Snatch: 171 kilograms (377 pounds) — U89KG Junior World Record
*Karen Avagyan held the previous snatch record of 170 kilograms (374.8 pounds)
- Clean & Jerk: 211 kilograms (465.2 pounds) — U89KG Junior World Records
*Keydomar Giovanni Vallenilla Sanchez held the previous clean & jerk record of 204 kilograms (449.7 pounds)
- Total: 382 kilograms (842.2 pounds) — U89KG Junior World Record
*Revaz Davitadze held the previous total record of 371 kilograms (817.9 pounds)
Karlos Nasar finished in second place at the 2022 European Weightlifting Championships, just behind the Italian Antonino Pizzolato.
Karlos Nasar once again proved that he is aiming to become the greatest weightlifter in the world and justify the reputation he earned. His recent performance just added to his already stacked list of achievements. Karlos now holds a plethora of World Records across distinct age and weight classes.
- U81KG Clean & Jerk World Record Holder (Open)
- 5x Junior World Record Holder
- 3x Youth World Record Holder
Despite not winning the European Championships, Karlos Nasar can be proud of his silver medal, as the only person who beat him, Antonino Pizzolato, also holds two U89KG Open World Records. Still, it was not surprising to see Karlos Nasar put up an incredible performance since he is used to competing at the highest stage.
Karlos Nasar’s Greatest Performances
- European Weightlifting Championships 2022 — Second-place (U89KG / 196.2 pounds)
- IWF World Championships 2021 — First-place (U81KG / 178.6 pounds)
- European Championships 2021 — Second-place (U81KG / 178.6 pounds)
- Youth World Cup Online 2020 — First-place (U81KG / 178.6 pounds)
- European Youth Championships 2019 — First-place (U81KG / 178.6 pounds)
- World Youth Championships 2019 — First-place (U73KG / 160.9 pounds)
- European Youth Championships 2018 — First-place (U69KG / 152 pounds)
Karlos Nasar turned 18-years-old just a few weeks ago, which means that he still has almost two teen years. He already holds one open World Record, but is near to breaking a few more. Karlos is only going to get stronger as time passes, so it appears that at his peak he will be the most dominant weightlifter in whatever division he may belong to at the time.