Lasha Talakhadze strikes again with an insane best ever Snatch and Clean & Jerk lift.
The super heavyweight weightlifter, Lasha Talakhadze, pulled off a 225kg snatch and 270kg clean & jerk making them the heaviest lifts to be caught on camera. These lifts will surely have ruffled some feathers in the weightlifting world.
A 225 kilograms (496 pounds) snatch and 270 kilograms (595 pounds) clean and jerk combined total a massive 495 kilograms (1,093 pounds). 495 kilograms! Even writing this feels insane.
Monstrosity at Display
The 27-year old Georgian posted videos of himself doing these lifts on Instagram. Since these lifts are performed in training sessions, they don’t count as world records. Nonetheless, these lifts are nothing short of insanity.
Although Lasha didn’t specify the weights he was lifting in the captions, the doctor of the Georgian Weightlifting team, Giorgi Tchintcharauli, verified them on his Instagram account.
Dr. Giorgi first posted the video of Lasha performing the 225 kg snatch. To be honest, the kind of ease Lasha snatches that monster weight with is scary. He makes it look like a walk in the park.
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Lasha then sends chills down the spines of his competitors with a video of him clean and jerking 270 kgs. It’s a known fact that people tend to lift and perform better in front of a live crowd. We can’t wait to see what Talakhadze does in his next competition.
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If Lasha had executed these lifts in a competition he would have broken his own clean and jerk world record which currently stands at 264 kilograms. He has beaten his own snatch and clean and jerk world records by a massive 3 kgs and 7 kgs, respectively.
World Record Destroying Machine
Breaking world records isn’t something new for Lasha Talakhadze. He crushed an unofficial world record snatch at a Georgian weightlifting meet in 2020. The Olympic gold medalist pulled a massive 222 kg (489 lbs) snatch on his fourth attempt after hitting 205, 212, and 218 kg prior.
Lasha made the snatch world official last month at the European Weightlifting Championship when he scored a 222kg (489lb) snatch. The +109-kilogram weightlifter has been turning heads ever since he stepped foot inside the gym.
It doesn’t stop here. Lasha Talakhadze is bringing glory to his country, Georgia. In 2016, he won a gold medal at the Olympic Games in Rio at +105-kilograms. We can only wonder what the champ has in store for the world at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics.
Eyeing Bigger Goals
Talakhade doesn’t seem to be slowing down. Some people start to get comfortable after they set world records but that’s not Lasha. He has gone on the record saying he has a goal of totaling 500 kilograms (1,102 pounds). That is 5 kgs more than what he crushes in his recent videos on Instagram.
With the potential Lasha has, we can only imagine the destruction this 27-year old will cause in the coming years.
Apart from breaking the physical barriers, Lasha Talakhade has taken down the mental blocks as well. We can’t help but think about the 100-meter race where 10 seconds was thought to be the physical barrier but then Jin Hines came along and changed it all in 1968. It’d be interesting to see if weightlifting produces its own Usain Bolt in the coming Olympics.