Georgian weightlifter Lasha Talakhadze wins gold at Tokyo Olympics
Georgian weightlifter Lasha Talakhadze wins gold at Tokyo Olympics

Georgia’s record-breaking weightlifter Lasha Talakhadze has won a gold medal at the Tokyo Olympic Games on Wednesday.

Talakhadze, 27, lifted a world-record 223 kilograms in the snatch and 265 in the clean and jerk for a total of 488.

Talakhadze set the new record in the super-heavyweight, +109-kilogram category.

This is the second 2021 Olympic gold for Georgia. Georgian judoka Lasha Bekauri won the first gold medal after defeated Germany’s Eduard Trippel in the men’s 90kg category.

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