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Even with out an official contest inserting, Nasar drew consideration together with his report raise.

Entering the 2022 International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) World Weightlifting Championships (WWC), Karlos Nasar was one of many presumed prime athletes to look at. After he captured three separate Junior World Records on the 2022 European Weightlifting Championships (EWC), some anticipated a measure of fireworks from the 18-year-old Bulgarian dynamo. He didn’t disappoint.

On Dec. 11, 2022, Nasar efficiently locked out a 220-kilogram (485-pound) clear & jerk for a Junior and Senior World Record within the 89-kilogram weight class throughout the 2022 IWF WWC. The feat of power noticed Nasar eclipse Antonino Pizzolato’s earlier Senior World Record of 217 kilograms (478.4 kilos) from the 2022 EWC by three kilograms (6.6 kilos). Nasar additionally surpassed his personal Junior report by 11 kilograms (24.2 kilos). Notably, Nasar had tried to beat Pizzolato’s clear & jerk mark on the late-spring 2022 contest however couldn’t end his 220-kilogram try at the moment.

The spectacular milestones apart, Nasar was unable to formally place as a result of he didn’t report a ultimate complete.

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Nasar didn’t log a complete as a result of he couldn’t end a profitable snatch try. The athlete tried to grab 173 kilograms (381.4 kilos) twice and 174 kilograms on his final attempt however couldn’t comply with by means of. Ultimately, this will have been a results of the athlete placing a lot of his power into his World Record clear & jerk. Nasar may nonetheless admire that sort of report output even when he couldn’t place total on the 2022 IWF Worlds.

The athlete who took benefit of Nasar leaving the door open in his weight class was 2020 Tokyo Olympics silver medalist Keydomar Giovanni Vallenilla Sanchez. The Venezuelan athlete ultimately took dwelling the 89-kilogram gold medal with a 385-kilogram (848.8-pound) complete.

Here’s an summary of the 89-kilogram podium on the 2022 IWF World Weightlifting Championships:

2022 IWF World Weightlifting Championships | Men’s 89-Kilogram Podium

  • First place — Keydomar Vallenilla Sanchez (Venezuela): 385-kilogram complete | 175-kilogram (385.8-pound) snatch | 210-kilogram (463-pound) clear & jerk
  • Second place — Brayan Santiago Rodallegas Carvajal (Columbia): 381-kilogram complete | 170-kilogram (370.8-pound) snatch | 211-kilogram clear & jerk
  • Third place — Liu Huanhua (China): 381-kilogram complete | 166-kilogram (365.9-pound) snatch | 215-kilogram (474-pound) clear & jerk

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It’s unclear what Nasar’s plans are for the rapid aggressive future. Despite his miss at a complete and official inserting on the 2022 IWF Worlds, it appears clear the 18-year-old is able to shine within the sport of weightlifting for years to return. The world is likely to be this Bulgarian prodigy’s oyster, and he appears ready to raise it over his head.

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