Few gold medals at the Tokyo Olympics could have come easier than the one won by Georgian weightlifter Lasha Talakhadze.
Talakhadze claimed victory in the +109kg class ahead of Iran's Ali Davoudi and Syrian Man Asaad, and he did so in remarkable fashion, breaking his own super-heavyweight world record in the process.
The defending champion was again crowned the world's strongest man by lifting an incredible 223kg in the snatch and 265kg in the clean and jerk, totalling a whopping 488kg.
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Davoudi in second was 47kg less than the Georgian and Asaad was 64kg off, highlighting the huge weight gap between the medallists, and considering Talakhadze was lifting more than anyone could even bother attempting it's not hard to see why he became the Olympic champion in Tokyo.
Talakhadze was successful in all six of his weightlifting attempts at Tokyo, setting Olympic records along the way, and scarily signalling his potential to easily lift even more.
Talakhadze said he already has plans to compete again at the Paris Games in 2024 with an unbelievable 500kg in his sights - a feat that would make him the first man to ever lift such a weight.
"At this stage it would be risky, this 500, but I will try my utmost and I will do everything in order to set the nearest margin at least to that limit," Talakhadze said via an interpreter.
"It will be of course one of my goals to set as many records as possible," he said.
"I will take part in the Paris Olympic Games, of course. This is my major goal."
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