Georgian weightlifter and Olympic champion Lasha Talakhadze has earned his third IWF Lifter of the year 2019 title in an International Weightlifting Federation poll.
With 17,084 votes, World Champion took the 109+ kg category IWF title.
You have voted! ?You choose the Lifters of the year 2019! And the winners are… TALAKHADZE Lasha and NYE Katherine Elizabeth!
Congratulations to them, they’re both fantastic athletes! ?#IWF #weightlifting #athletes #sports pic.twitter.com/rUzyGlFo1V
— IWF (@iwfnet) February 20, 2020
More than 50 thousand ballots were cast online on the IWF website for the five male and five female pre-selected lifters, each of them world champions in 2019.
The male candidates received 2,000 votes less than the female quintet.