The Georgian superstar Lasha Talakhadze turned up to the training hall yesterday and put on a show. After hitting 200 kg in the snatch for a ‘double’ (15s rest), he hit 210 kg for two singles, equal to the heaviest training hall snatch ever. This is the type of snatch that the greatest super heavyweights of all-time hit once or twice in 3-for-3 meets. For Lasha, this was a calculated, controlled session.
In the clean & jerk, Lasha jumped up from 240 kg to 255 kg for a 465 kg total. To put this total into perspective, this 465 kg would win Lasha gold medals at the following Olympic Games:
2012 Salimi 455 kg
2008 Steiner 461 kg
1996 Chemerkin 457.5 kg
1992 Kurlovich 450 kg
1988 Kurlovich 462.5 kg OR
1984 Lukin 412.5 kg
1980 Rakhmanov 440 kg
… and so on
In fact, the first person to ever total 465kg was Alexander Gunyashev (USSR) in Reims back in the early 80s!
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