The world’s strongest man? It’s still Georgian super heavyweight Lasha Talakhadze, who capped the world weightlifting championships by breaking his own world record, totaling 484 kilograms (1,067 pounds) between the snatch and clean and jerk.
Talakhadze, a 25-year-old who weights 371 pounds, earned his fourth straight world title to go along with his Rio Olympic crown. He won by 53 pounds over Armenian Gor Minasyan.
Talakhadze held previous world records of 478kg set at the European Championships in April and 477kg from the 2017 Worlds.
Talakhadze served a two-year doping ban from 2013-15 for taking the popular banned steroid Stanozolol.
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