Lasha Talakhadze: 217-kg World Record Snatch

Lasha Talakhadze (Georgia), the Rio Olympic champion, blistered this 217-kg snatch at the 2017 European Weightlifting Championships, for a new world record. IronMind® | ©Randall J. Strossen photo Lasha Talakhadze (Georgia), the Rio Olympic champion, blistered this 217-kg snatch at the 2017 European Weightlifting Championships, for a new world record. IronMind® | ©Randall J. Strossen photo

Split, Croatia—Super heavyweight Lasha Talakhadze (Georgia) put an exclamation point on the end the 2017 European Weightlifting Championships as he broke the men’s world record in the snatch with a lift of 217 kg.

Not only did Talakhadze blister the lift, but it was part of a six-for-six performance that saw him total 467 kg, a massive 21 kg ahead of silver medalist Gor Minasyan (Armenia).

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