Mir Mostafa Javadi posted a video completing a lift that would qualify as a world record in competition.
Mir Mostafa Javadi is not a name that you might have heard before but that will change moving forward. On Monday, the Iranian weightlifter posted a video on Instagram showing off his incredible strength. Javadi completed a 208kg (458.5lb) clean & jerk, which is an unofficial world record.
This lift is a single kilogram more than the world record currently held by Lu Xiaojun. The lift can be seen below and if you navigate through Javadi’s page, this is not the first time he has impressed with a lift. In his caption, Javadi kept it nice and simple.
“208kg clean and jerk
1kg above the world record✌️✌️😎”
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Mir Mostafa Javadi has completed a 260kg (572lb) back squat and a 147kg (323.4lb) snatch as well. This lift proves that he has what it takes to compete with some of the best and Javadi might not be flying under the radar anymore.
At 18 years old, Javadi set a Junior Iranian record by snatching 154kg (339lb) at the 2019 Asian Weightlifting Championships. He placed sixth overall at the event. This was his first International competition and competed at the 81-kg division. Javadi returned to the same competition in 2021 in the 73-kg division. He was able to place fifth overall and even earn a medal. Javadi finished third in the snatch behind Yuan Chengfei and Shi Zhiyong.
It is unknown when Javadi will compete again but this is a good sign if he is looking to overtake Xiaojun’s world record. To complete this lift in the way that he did was impressive. When thinking about the weight, it makes even more eye-opening.
The 2022 World Weightlifting Championships will take place in Chongqing, China. This could be a chance for Mir Mostafa Javadi to stop on stage and show what he can do. If he attempts to break a world record, there will be plenty of eyes on the competition.