Weightlifter Lasha Talakhadze scoops 4th World Champion title, sets new record

Lasha Talakhadze celebrates his World Champion title and a new world record. Photo: Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport of Georgia.

Agenda.ge, 27 Sep 2019 - 17:17, Tbilisi,Georgia

Georgia's weightlifting champion Lasha Talakhadze has earned his fourth global title and set new world records at the World Championships in Pattaya, Thailand.

Talakhadze, winner at World Championships in Houston in 2015, Anaheim in 2017 and Ashgabat in 2018, added the fourth prize to his growing collection after lifting a combined 484 kilograms in the Asian city to take the title.

His effort in snatch coming at 220kg was already a new world record for the section, however the athlete did not settle at that and followed the score with another record of 264kg in clean and jerk.