Just wow! Here is a blast from the past by Armenia’s Ashot Danielyan.
In the video he goes 200kg, 210kg and 215kg in the Snatch and 250kg, 262.5kg in the Clean & Jerk.
The greatest total ever recorded?
From his wiki:
The 1999 and 2000 European Champion, he initially won a bronze medal in the men’s super heavyweight (+105 kg) weight class at the 2000 Summer Olympics, but was stripped of the medal and suspended following a positive drug test.
Thanks to Everett for making this epic edit.
Thanks to Dan for submitting.
Other 215kg Snatchers:
It would be nice if we got a steroid division on the high end competitions instead of stripping medals from people who busted their asses to reach them.
Yeah but then the winners of the non-roid division would be steroid users who got away with it. You can’t win with this stuff.
Which is what the Olympics is now.
How have I not seen this before? Crazy.
death to dopers
This guy’s got pretty small legs considering he’s clean&jerking 262.5 kgs
Well he weighed 160kg at the time. I wouldn’t say he has small legs as opposed to him just being an overall giant.
Strangely, he looks even bigger than 160kgs to me. The other people in the video must be short, because he looks like a giant as he walks into the crowd after his snatches.
Max Rosenthal says
Muscle fiber density
Clean snatch says
never heard of the guy yet here he is putting up the greatest total of all time. Surely these can’t be the actual numbers he is putting up?
Dustin Oranchuk says
he got bronze in the 2000 Olympics, but it was stripped due to doping. he was also an Olympian in 1996 and 2008 i believe. my former coach was his god-father.
I decided to crop, clip, and title the clips together a little more tightly with some music behind it. I figure a total of this level, even if unofficial, deserves to be celebrated.
Max Rosenthal says
I gotta ask…song?
Do you still have the original video link? I think it had the date imprinted, which is needed.
Unfortunately couldn’t find it in my library.