The 2022 European Weightlifting Championships (EWC) are going down from May 28-June 5, 2022, in Tirana, Albania.

There, for the primary time in his profession, Bulgarian weightlifter Karlos Nasar competed within the 89-kilogram weight class. That didn’t show to be a lot of an impediment for Nasar, the reigning International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) World Champion within the 81-kilogram weight class. The 18-year-old athlete went on to have a weekend to recollect as he confirmed off his power by setting three separate Junior World Records. They are as follows:

Karlos Nasar (89KG) | 2022 European Weightlifting Championships Junior World Records

  • Snatch — 171 kilograms (377 kilos) — Junior World Record
  • Clean & Jerk — 211 kilograms (465.2 kilos) — Junior World Record
  • Total — 382 kilograms (842.2 kilos) — Junior World Record

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Nasar’s snatch document formally surpasses Karen Avaygan’s earlier Junior World Record mark by a kilogram (2.2 kilos). His clear & jerk eclipses Keydomar Giovanni Vallenilla Sanchez’s Junior World Record by seven kilograms (15.4 kilos). Finally, Nasar’s new Junior World Record whole exceeds Revaz Davitadze’s earlier document by 11 kilograms (24.2 kilos)

2022 European Weightlifting Championships Results

Nasar’s three Junior World Records weren’t sufficient for him to take dwelling the gold. The athlete ended up ending in second place with a silver medal. Senior 89-kilogram weightlifter Antonino Pizzolato was the one competitor to outdo Nasar’s efficiency with two separate feats. Pizzolato notched a World Record clear & jerk of 217 kilograms (478.4 kilos) together with a World Record whole of 392 kilograms (864.2 kilos). These achievements helped the Italian weightlifter end with the eventual gold medal.

Here are the highest three finishers within the 2022 EWC for the Men:

2022 European Weightlifting Championships | Top Totals

  1. Antonino Pizzolato (Italy) — 392 kilograms (864.2 kilos)
  2. Karlos Nasar (Bulgaria) — 382 kilograms (842.2 kilos)
  3. Revaz Davitadze (Georgia) — 369-kilograms (813.5 kilos)

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Nasar at a Glance

These outcomes don’t seem like something new for Nasar if his profession trajectory signifies something. In addition to his 2021 IWF World title, he has beforehand featured properly in a number of youth competitions to begin his aggressive life.

Perhaps among the many extra notable, Nasar took first place within the 2019 World Youth Weightlifting Championships in Las Vegas, NV. He additionally completed in second place within the 81-kilogram weight class within the 2021 EWC that occurred in Moscow, Russia. 

In the lead-up to the 2022 EWC, Nasar continuously alluded to a possible record-breaking efficiency. His social media is rife with footage of the weightlifter breaking unofficial data in coaching. A 210-kilogram (463-pound) clear & jerk from an April 2022 session may be one of many extra noteworthy overhead feats Nasar had beforehand. He even beforehand locked out a 175-kilogram (385.8 kilos) snatch in November 2021. That is identical snatch weight that Pizzolato captured on the 2022 EWC. 

While Nasar’s competitors is over, the 2022 EWC will end on June 5, 2022. 

Featured picture: @karlosnasar on Instagram