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Georgia Weightlifter Breaks World Record to Conquer Men’s Super Heavyweight Class

Lasha Talakhadze of Georgia holds his national flag as he celebrates the gold medal he won at the men's +109kg weightlifting…

Georgian strong man Lasha Talakhadze broke his own world record to retain the title in the men’s heaviest weight class at the Tokyo Olympics on Wednesday with a combined lift of 488 kg. 

Talakhadze, who won a gold at the 2016 Rio Games in the same category, lifted 223 kg for the snatch and 265 kg for the clean and jerk to also break his own world records in the two categories. 

“I feel pretty good — I have just gained a second Olympic gold medal and of course I have also set another world record,” Talakhadze said through an interpreter. “We details ⇒

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