We have been spoiled by the number of international competitions and the incredible lifts from the month of April. Due to the new Olympic qualification system that was implemented last year, all of the continental championships ended up changing their competition dates to the month of April. They did this in order to fit into the first six month qualification period and afford athletes from their own continent another opportunity at registering a total.
To kick things off first was the European Championships in Batumi, Georgia, where we witnessed the heaviest total of all time from the home hero Lasha Talakhadze. From there the Asian Championships provided us with one of the most dominant wins from any country in recent memory, with China winning eleven out of the twenty available total gold medals. Finally, over at the Pan American Championships the USA set fifty-one records in their most dominant performance yet.
Breaking a senior world record is the holy grail of breaking records. Fortunately for us, we were able to witness an enormous number of new senior word records.
Let’s take a look…
New Senior World Records
67 kg Men
73 kg Men
+109 kg Men
55 kg Women
|Lift||Name||Country||Old WR||New WR||Link|
|C+J||LIAO Qiuyun ||CHN||127||128||watch|
59 kg Women
64 kg Women
76 kg Women
+87 kg Women
Take a look at the rest of the world records here