Aleksey Lovchev Hits the Long Ball at IWF World Championships

Aleksey Lovchev put away this 264-kg clean and jerk, breaking the world record in that lift as well as the total, at the 2015 International Weightlifting Federation World Championships. IronMind® | ©Randall J. Strossen photo

Houston—Aleksey Lovchev (Russia) won the +105 kg category at the 2015 IWF World Championships, so he has major bragging rights as the world’s strongest man.

Lovchev started his gold medal sweep by snatching 200 kg, 206 kg and 211 kg before testing his strength on the clean and jerk.

After an easy opener of 242 kg and 248-kg second attempt, Lovchev called for a whopping 264 kg—if successful, it would break the longstanding world records of Hossein Rezazadeh in both the clean and jerk, and the total.

The lift was never in doubt, marking a sensational end to the men’s lifting at the 2015 IWF World Championships.

For full results, please check the IWF website.


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