22 year old Lasha Talakhadze wins Gold in Rio!
215kg Snatch + 258kg Clean and Jerk for a New World Record Total of 473kg!
And all this despite of the Iranian crowd that kept booing after Behdad Salimi bombed. Lasha handled that like a boss.
Update 20.01.2017: Lasha’s 205, 210, 215kg Snatches in side by side slowmo comparison.
Update: Iranians are spamming the IWF instagram hard. Literally every post.
Even multiple death threats against specific IWF jury members have been posted! Here is just one of them.
They also hacked iwf.net.
@talaxadzelasha aka The Georgian Giant (105kg+, @hookgripgeo) snatching 215kg/474lb to set a new world record. This was broken on the next lift but he went on to C&J 258kg/569lb which set a new World Record in the total with 473kg — thus laying claim to be the strongest man alive (at least since the 80s — the highest total in history is 475kg or 2kg higher). Overall he showed himself to be the best of a very strong field and he proved that his 2015 World title was no fluke. Look for him to dominate international weightlifting in the supers for years to come as he's still just 22 years old!