Lasha Talakhadze has already broke some serious records this year. That trend continues, with a mind blowing clean and jerk!
Talakhadze shocked the world earlier this month, at the IWF World Championhships. It was here, that he managed to set three new records. Not least of which, was an incredible new record for heaviest total lift. He managed to hit these unbelievable numbers:
- Snatch: 220kg
- Clean and Jerk: 264kg
- Total: 484kg
Nevertheless, Lasha Talakhadze is not stopping there with his unbelievable lifts. In a recent video, uploaded to Instagram, he has raised the bar on his clean and jerk. In the video, he manages to lift a ridiculous 588.6lb/267kg!
Check it out:
Now while the video was taken during training, it is still an incredible showing. Not only was this lift 3kg heavier than the record Talakhadze set earlier this year, but it is the largest clean and jerk ever recorded on video. Moreover, it could very well be the heaviest to ever be completed. So even though this was not official, so no records are technically broken, this still implies big things for the future.
With performances like this, it seems that Talakhadze is primed to keep breaking more records. This video was recorded while he was training for the 2019 Europe Championships, where he had set new records. However, he continued improving, and broke those records at the aforementioned World Championships.
At this point, Talakhadze now holds four World Championships, and four European Championships. He won those titles in 2015, 2017, 2018, and 2019. While he did not earn those titles in 2016, he did manage to become the Rio Olympic champion. All in all, he has really put together an incredible streak of championship wins.
It seems likely that we will be seeing Lasha Talakhadze make an appearance at the 2020 Olympics. Additionally, if this is the case, he will more than likely continue breaking more world records. Only time will tell just how far he will be able to go with his unbelievable strength.