Georgian weightlifter Lasha Talakhadze wins European championship, sets new world records

  • Talakhadze, 25, who is the Georgian and Olympic champion, took gold in +109kg category. Photo: PM's press office

Agenda.ge, 14 Apr 2019 - 01:29, Tbilisi,Georgia

Georgian weightlifter and Olympic champion Lasha Talakhadze has won three gold medals in the European Weightlifting Federation’s championship, which was held in Georgia’s seaside town of Batumi on April 6-13.

Talakhadze, 25, who is the Georgian and Olympic champion, took gold in  +109kg category and set three new world records.

Photo: PM's press office

Prime Minister Mamuka Bakhtadze and President Salome Zurabishvili congratulated the Georgian athlete on his victory.

Congratulations, the world’s strongest man is Georgian!” PM Bakhtadze, who attended the championship, wrote on his official Facebook page. 

In total, the Georgian athletes ended the championship with four gold, six silver and three bronze medals. 

Photo: PM's press office

Batumi hosted over 325 athletes from 41 countries. The European Weightlifting Federation said the championship is “the only Gold Level Qualification Event organised in the first qualification period in Europe.”

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