Georgia’s record-breaking weightlifter Lasha Talakhadze has claimed the gold medal in the European Weightlifting Championships by snatching 222 kg in the 109+ kg category on Sunday.
He is the current world record holder in the snatch with 222kg.
Russian capital Moscow hosted the 2021 European Weightlifting Championships.
Talakhadze is an Olympic Champion, four time World Champion, and five time European Champion competing in the super-heavyweight category (105 kg + until 2018 and 109 kg + starting in 2018 after the International Weightlifting Federation reorganized the categories).
He is a three-time winner of the IWF Male Lifter of the Year and the current world record holder in the snatch (222 kg), the clean and jerk (264 kg) and the total (485 kg), where his 222 kg snatch and 485 kg total are both all time world records respectively.
Because of these achievements and world records, he is considered to be the greatest super-heavyweight weightlifter of all time.
By Ana Dumbadze