Red Hot Lasha Talakhadze Dominates Supers

+105 kg King: Lasha Talakhadze (Georgia) smoked this 251-kg clean and jerk, going six-for-six in a 3x gold medal performance at the 2016 European Weightlifting Championships. IronMind® | ©Randall J. Strossen photo

Forde, Norway—He went six-for-six with lifts that included a 212-kg snatch that looked like a hot knife cutting through butter—Lasha Talakhadze (Georgia) was dynamite tonight at the 2016 European Weightlifting Championships.

But wait, how about adding to that with three good clean and jerks, ending with 251 kg,  knocking off the lift with such command that a viewer might be tempted to say, “Put some weight on the bar.”

Gor Minasyan (Armenia) was the silver medalist in the total, 21 kg behind Talakhadze, finishing with 442 kg, and Mart Seim (Estonia) bagged the bronze medal with a total of 424 kg.

What a way to end the 2016 European Weightlifting Championships!

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