Meanwhile in Houston at the 2015 World Weightlifting Championships +105kg session…
Aleksey Lovchev (Russia) snatched 211kg to take a 4kg lead in the Snatch with Lasha Talakhadze in 2nd position. Then after winning three gold medals with a 248kg Clean and Jerk he takes his last spare lift, increases the weight by 16kg and breaks a new 264kg Clean & Jerk World Record plus a new 475kg Total World Record.
Update 09.05.2016: I still had this iPhone slow on phone. Despite the quality I thought this is still too good as to not share.
Still remember how excited I was when I set it up as the 264kg was announced. I just wanted everything I had with me that had a sensor pointed at that lift.
Update 22.12.2015: My Side view of the 211kg Snatch
Update: My Sideview + Slow Motion
Also, in a brief interview Aleksey mentions that he ruptured his knee ligaments a month before the World Championships, his current plan is to rest and prepare for the Olympics. He also mentions in the months running up to the World Championships he didn’t Clean and Jerk more than 240kg (via).
Slow mo Lovchev 264kg jerk!! New World Record!! A video posted by International Weightlifting F. (@iwfnet) on
Aleksei Lovchev, RUS, snatches 211kg to take gold in the first half of the men’s +105kg class!! A photo posted by International Weightlifting F. (@iwfnet) on
NEW WORLD RECORD!! Aleksei Lovchev, RUS, jerks 264kg and breaks the World Record in the total as well!! He finished first in the snatch and overall with a 475kg total. A photo posted by International Weightlifting F. (@iwfnet) on