Colombian weightlifter, Lesman Paredes Montaño, wins the 2021 IWF World Championships, in the 96 kg category. He won and broke the record on December 14th, 2021 in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. Lesman also managed to break the snatch world record with 187 kg (412.3 lbs).
Lesman claimed the win with a total of 400 kg (881.8 lbs), edging out the win by 6 kg (13.2 lbs) over the current 96-kilogram Olympic Champion, Fares Ibrahim El-Bakh of Qatar, whose total came out to 394 kg (868.6)
Lesman Paredes Montaño’s Results
- Snatch: 187 kg (412.3 lbs) World Record
- Clean and Jerk: 213 kg (469.6 lbs)
- Total: 400 kg (881.8 lbs)
Lesman’s win in the IWF World Championships came mostly because of his snatch, as he has made a 15 kg (33.1 lbs) difference between him and the second place finisher on that lift. His second lift, which was the clean and jerk, lost him a lot of advantage, as Lesman lifted 213 kg (469.6 lbs) and the second place finisher managed to lift 9 kg (19.8 lbs) more than him, that is 222 kg (489.4 lbs). In the end, his snatch advantage was enough to get him the win.
The World Record Snatch, from Lesman, came in his second attempt. Lesman’s first lift was 180 kg (396.8 lbs). To break the record, Lesman made a 7 kg (15.4 lbs) jump in his second attempt. For his last attempt, Lesman tried to further improve the world record by adding 3 kg (6.6 lbs), that is 190 kg (418.9 lbs). He managed to get the bar above his head, but lost balance and had to drop the weight.
Lesman Paredes Montaño’s Career
Lesman had a Junior weightlifting career back in 2015, after which he took a break, up until this year. He has been doing something right since then, as he has won the 2021 Pan American Weightlifting Championship in the 102kg class, and is now crowned the world champion in the 96 kg category.
Lesman is certainly one of the best weightlifters in the world at the moment, and he is leveraging a lot of it from his snatch. If Lesman manages to get better in the clean and jerk, he could be in a league of his own. Not to mention that his last attempt on the snatch looked very good, and it seems like he could improve the record even more.