On June 15, 2022, weightlifter Mahmoud H. Hassan (89KG) completed a clean & jerk of 193 kilograms (424.5 pounds) during the 2022 Youth World Weightlifting Championships (YWWC) in León, Mexico. The competition falls under the jurisdiction of the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF). Hassan’s clean & jerk — where he wore knee wraps, a lifting belt,
In competition, Olympic weightlifters don’t have to worry about having a powerful squat. That didn’t stop Mattie Rogers from showing off some of her recent gains on the compound lift. On June 8, 2022, the 26-year-old Rogers locked out a 190-kilogram (419-pound) squat for a new personal record (PR). Rogers wore a lifting belt and
The 2022 European Weightlifting Championships (EWC) are taking place from May 28-June 5, 2022, in Tirana, Albania. There, for the first time in his career, Bulgarian weightlifter Karlos Nasar competed in the 89-kilogram weight class. That didn’t prove to be much of an obstacle for Nasar, the reigning International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) World Champion in
Olympic weightlifter Akbar Djuraev is quickly becoming one of the more dominant figures in his sport. His latest achievement might be a harbinger of what’s on the horizon for the still-ascending athlete. On May 27, 2022, Djuraev (109KG) shared footage of himself successfully capturing a 245-kilogram (540.1 pounds) clean & jerk during a training session.