Georgian Weightlifter Wins European Championship

Georgian weightlifter Lasha Talakhadze has won the European Championships 2018 in Bucharest, Romania.

Talakhadze had a successful performance in snatch lifts, lifting 200 and then 210 kilograms.

In the clean and jerk, he lifted 225 kilograms and then 227.

A second Georgian athlete, Irakli Turmanidze, was also successful in all three attempts at snatch (185, 190, 192) and won the silver medal at the Championship.

The Georgian team took first place in the championship by the number of medals won. In Total, Georgian sportsmen won 10 Gold, 3 silver and 2 bronze medals at the championship.

Last April, Olympic and world champion Lasha Talakhadze made history by snatching 217kg at the European Weightlifting Championships in Split, Croatia which the highest weight any human being has ever snatched in a weight-lifting competition in recorded history.

Thea Morrison

02 April 2018 19:09