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Miraculous weightlifter wins first Gold for Georgia in Rio, beating World Record

by | Aug 17, 2016
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Lasha Talakhadze scoring World Record.

 

TBILISI, DFWatch–A Georgian weightlifter competing in the heaviest, +105 kg, category won the country’s first Olympic gold in these summer games, setting a new world record, while his teammate from the same weight category won bronze.

Lasha Talakhadze, 22, World (2015) and European (2016) Champion, won gold medal lifting a total of 473 kilos with an outstanding performance.

Irakli Turmanidze, 32, won bronze with 448 kilos.

Armenian Gor Minasyan won silver, ensuring an all-South Caucasian pedestal.



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