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Lasha Talakhadze hits the heaviest snatch of all time at 222kg

Lasha Talakhadze 222kg/489lbs Snatch | WL News

This week, Georgia’s Lasha Talakhadze (+109) hit the heaviest snatch ever recorded on film at 222kg / 489/lbs during a national test event. Alongside a 255kg clean and jerk, Lasha totaled 477kg, a weight that only he has ever beating internationally in the history of the sport. Prior, the heaviest snatch ever recorded in competition, […]

Oleksiy Torokhtiy interview with Weightlifting House

Torokhtiy Relives His Olympic Gold Medal

Have you ever wanted to know what it feels like to lift the gold medal-winning lift over your head at the Olympics? Oleksiy Torokhtiy (UKR) spoke to us about that very moment from the 2012 Olympic Games where he took the gold in the -105 kg weight class with a 185 kg snatch and a […]

Lasha Talakhadze, the strongest man on earth, 215 snatch 255 clean and jerk in Rome 2020

Lasha Talakhadze 215/255 | Are You Not Entertained? Roma World Cup

As Lasha Talakhadze (GEO +109) began warming-up at the silver tier Olympic qualifying event, the 2020 Roma Weightlifting World Cup, people began crowding around, finding space behind the competition platform and up in the stands. The Roma world cup was held on the outskirts of Rome, and Lasha’s session fell on a Friday evening. Word […]

Anton Pliesnoi vs Boady Santavy at the 2020 Roma Weightlifting World Cup

Pliesnoi vs Santavy – Battle of the 96s | 2020 Roma WWC

The 96 kg weight class currently faces a huge power vacuum. The Iranian titans Sohrab Moradi and Kianoush Rostami seem unlikely to qualify for the Olympics, and the reigning world champion Tian Tao facing some extremely tough competition in simply making selection in the highly qualified Chinese men’s team. As a result of this, there […]

Simon Martirosyan heavy training, max snatch, world records, at the 2019 World Championships

Simon Martirosyan (ARM -109) Training & Snatch World Record | ’19 WWC

Simon Martirosyan, Olympic silver medalist and two-time world champion put on a show over the days before he went out and set a new world record at the 2019 World Weightlifting Championships. 110kg muscle snatches, 200kg speed back quats, multiple snatches at 180kg, and a 210 kg jerk, not to mention his incredible 199 kg […]

The strongest man ever Lasha Talakhadze snatches 220 kg and clean and jerks 264 kg for all new world records

Lasha Talakhadze Hits the Heaviest Total of All-Time (220/264/484)

The final lift of the 2019 World Championships in Pattaya Thailand once again made history, once again by Lasha Talakhadze of Georgia. After snatching a 2 kg world record at 220 kg on his 3rd attempt, equalling the heaviest snatch of all-time held by himself, he went on to clean and jerk 264 kg, adding […]

Lasha Talakhadze snatches 219 kg at the 2019 Georgian Nationals

Lasha Talakhadze Goes 219 kg/ 255 kg at Georgian Nationals 2019

World record holder Lasha Talakhadze (+109 kg) competed at the Georgian National Championships last weekend, continuing his flurry of sensational meets and totals. Weighing in at a prodigious 168.4 kg, the great Lasha Talakhadze snatched 219 kg, 1 kg under the heaviest snatch of all-time held by him, 1 kg over his current world record, […]

Ilya Ilyin at the Kazakhstan Nationals 2019

Ilya Ilyin 170/”200″ at Kazakh Nationals

The contentious Ilya Ilyin competed today at the 2019 Kazakh National Championships in the -102 kg weight class, one class above the -96kg weight class in which he will compete next month at the 2019 Weightlifting World Championships in Thailand. Ilya has continued to progress in the snatch, consistently adding 5 kg from each previous […]

CJ Cummings snatches 154 kg and clean and jerks 193 kg

CJ Cummings Sets New Jr World Records & Sr Pan American/National Records (154/193)

The 19 year old American -73 kg lifter CJ Cummings competed yesterday at the Youth Pan American Championships 2019 sweeping golds and setting record after record after record. His 154 kg snatch is a kilo over the 153 kg that he hit in April on his way to winning the Senior Pan American Championships, and […]