Lasha Talakhadze breaks own records, earns Weightlifting World Champion title in Tashkent

Lasha Talakhadze broke three of the four records in the final day of the competition and claimed his fifth World Champion title. Photo via International Weightlifting Federation., 17 Dec 2021 - 17:23, Tbilisi,Georgia

Georgia's Lasha Talakhadze earned his fifth Weightlifting World Champion title and broke three records in the process, as the athlete was crowned in the International Weightlifting Federation competition in Tashkent, Uzbekistan on Friday.

The Georgian athlete improved previous figures in Snatch and Clean & Jerk categories, as well as in the total sum of weights lifted, finishing ahead of Armenia's Verazdat Lalayan and Gor Minasyan on the ultimate podium of the competition.

His Clean & Jerk attempt saw Talakhadze master 267 kg, adding to the 225 kg in Snatch and scoring a combined total of 492 kg. The result saw the 109+ kg category athlete earn three gold medals along with his World Champion status in the Uzbek capital.

The finale of the IWF Championships saw four records broken, with Iran's Alireza Yousefi authoring the fourth one in the Junior Clean & Jerk result by lifting 238 kg.


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