Georgian weightlifter Talakhadze breaks world record at Tokyo Olympics

Baku, August 5, AZERTAC

Georgian weightlifter Lasha Talakhadze set a new snatch world record of 223 kilograms in the men's over-109kg category at the Tokyo Olympics on Wednesday, Xinhua reports.

The defending champion beat his own record by one kilogram.

Talakhadze has a commanding lead of 23 kilograms at the halfway point of the competition with Ali Davoudi of Iran in second before the clean and jerk.

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