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One of the oldest world record set 17 years ago

In some sports, most of the world records are fresh from the oven while rare are those established long time ago.

For example, Lasha TALAKHADZE set a new World Record at the European Championship on April 8th 2017 with 217kg in the Snatch while the oldest one was set on 17 years ago on April 29th.

In 2000, at the end of the first month of spring the Polish Szymon KOLECKI set a new World Record in the 94kg bodyweight category in the Clean and Jerk with 232 kg.

As an interesting fact, the Snatch and Total World Records also set in the same bodyweight category were set on November 27, 1999. Three-times Olympic Champion Akakios KAKIASVILIS alias Kakhi KAKHIASHVILI, the President of the Weightlifting Federation of Georgia set both of them in Athens (188kg in the Snatch and 412kg in the Total).

These are the oldest records in weightlifting history.