Lasha Talakhadze came to the 2021 International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) World Championships, held in Tashkent, Uzbekistan on December 17th, 2021, as a favorite to win gold in the 109+ kg division. However, Lasha did not just win the competition, he set three new world records in both snatch, clean & jerk, and total, after successfully doing all 6 attempts.
The training hall, where competitors gather to train and warm-up for their competition appearances, is where you’d expect to see some of the planet’s most impressive Olympic lifts. But when world record-holding weightlifter Lasha Talakhadze trains, he can come close to hitting the heaviest lifts of all time. On Dec. 12, 2021, in the training hall at the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) World Championships, the Georgian super-heavyweight pulled off a 150-kilogram (330.7 pounds) muscle snatch.
Lasha Talakhadze must have a recurring subscription to strength gains. In the early hours of Saturday, August 21, 2021, a video was posted on Instagram showing the +109-kilogram Georgian weightlifter snatching 225 kilograms (495 pounds) in the training hall. The video, posted by the Team Georgia staff doctor Giorgi Tchintcharauli, shows Talakhadze comfortably hitting what would have been an official all-time world record in the snatch during his preparation for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
At the rescheduled 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, Georgia’s Lasha Talakhadze broke history by setting three new all-time world records in the +109-kilogram class en route to the second gold medal of his career. Here were his full stats from the Games:. 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games — Lasha Talakhadze. Snatch —...
Lasha Talakhadze of Georgia is the most dominant weightlifter of his generation and he is well on his way to being the first man to break the 500 kg total in weightlifting. At the Tokyo Olympics, in the 109+ kg category, Talakhadze broked the world record for the snatch with 223 kg and then he broke the world record for the clean and jerk with 265 kg and then, as you would expect, he broke the world record for a total of 488 kg.
When it comes to record-setting monster numbers in weightlifting there’s only one name you need to know about- Lasha Talakhadze. He is the Georgian superheavyweight who has won it all and done it all. Yet, he is still in his 20s with potentially quite a few prime years ahead of him. He is the 5x European super heavyweight champion, 4x world super heavyweight champion, and a 2x Olympic champion.
On August 4, 2021, at the final weightlifting event of the 2020 Olympic Games, Georgian weightlifter Lasha Talakhadze set a slew of new records in the Men’s +109-kilogram category. By lifting a combined total of 488 kilograms (1075.8 pounds) via a 223-kilogram (491.6-pound) snatch and 265-kilogram (584.2-pound) clean & jerk, the super-heavyweight phenomenon won his second Olympic gold medal after placing first in Rio five years prior. He is 27 years old.
The last weightlifting event of the Tokyo Olympics, the category for giant men over 109kg, had two bits of suspense. First, who would take silver and bronze? The answers were Ali Davoudi, the junior world record holder, and Syria's Man Asaad. Second, how much weight would Georgia's Lasha Talakhadze lift...
Giorgi Tchintcharauli, the doctor of the Georgian national weightlifting team, has posted video of Lasha Talakhadze's practice sessions at the Tokyo Olympics and it should be enough to send every one of his competitors packing for home. Talakhadze is the most dominant lifter of his generation and he is pushing...
Is there a weight Georgian weightlifter Lasha Talakhadze can’t lift? Of course. But every time Talakhadze films a training session, it’s a question worth pondering. Recently, the world record holder for every lift in the super heavyweight division loaded 300 kilograms (661.4 pounds) onto a barbell, threw on a pair of lifting straps, stepped onto a lifting platform that gets a lot of natural light, and clean pulled it for a super smooth triple.
Lasha Talakhadze is known for being at the top of his game, but during a training session this week, the Georgian heavyweight smashed not one, but two jawdroppingly heavy lifts — both of which were shared by his coach on Instagram. At just 27-years-old, Talakhadze already secured two weightlifting world...
Georgian weightlifter Lasha Talakhadze already has a reputation as one of the best in the world. However he proved that beyond a shadow of a doubt recently, when he hit the heaviest snatch and clean & jerk ever caught on film. It is rare to see Talakhadze pick up a...
On April 29, 2021, Lasha Talakhadze of Georgia posted two videos to his Instagram account of him snatching 225 kilograms (496 pounds) and clean-and-jerking 270 kilograms (595 pounds). These lifts were done in training, so they don’t count as world records. However, the in-gym snatch and clean & jerk are three and six kilograms over his current world records, respectively. Combined, these two lifts equal an unofficial total of 495 kilograms (1,093 pounds), which is 10 kilograms over his world record, set at the European Weightlifting Championships.
In case you have been living under a rock, Lasha Talakhadze is a pretty good weightlifter. He earned a pair of new world records over the weekend that served as a reminder of that very fact. Before even competing at the 2021 European Weightlifting Championships, Talakhadze had been turning heads...
On April 11, 2021, Georgian superheavyweight weightlifter Lasha Talakhadze made history (again) by snatching 222 kilograms (489 pounds) for a new world record. With a 263-kilogram clean & jerk, Talakhadze also increased his world record total to 485 kilograms (1,069.4 pounds). This fantastic performance took place at the 2021 European Championships (which was postponed from 2020 due to COVID-19), held in Moscow, Russia.