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Lasha Talakhazdze is one to watch at the 2018 IWF World Championships

The Georgian National Championships were held over the weekend, where national favourite, Lasha Talakhadze showed off his incredible talent once again.


At his first formal competition in the newly established 109kg bodyweight category, Lasha broke multiple unofficial World Records and set a new personal best with his 264kg Clean and Jerk. This is one kilogram more than the official 105kg World Record set by Iranian weightlifter Hossein Rezazadeh in 2004.

As of the Snatch, Lasha easily lifted 214kg, that earned him a 478kg Total, which is also 1kg more than the 105kg bodyweight category World Record set by himself last year at the World Championships in Anaheim. At 220kg, he holds the Snatch World Record as well.

Watch the 264kg Clean and Jerk on Lasha’s Instagram!

2018 could be the most successful year in Lasha’s career so far. After being named Lifter of the Year earlier this year, he is expected to shine at the 2018 IWF World Championships starting 1st of November.

If he delivers the same performance, he would become the World Record holder in Snatch, Clean and Jerk and Total in his bodyweight category.

Be ready for Ashgabat!

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