In the 94-kg class at the 2017 Worlds, Iranian Sohrab Moradi jumped to 233 kg on his second atempt, breaking Szymon Kolecki's world record of 232 kg and smashing his own world record in the total by 4 kg (Anaheim, California).
Hossein Rezazadeh, the Monarch of Mass, could uncork world-class lifts nearly at will, day in and day out. Here he is blowing up 245 kg in the clean and jerk in the training hall at the 2005 Asian Weightlifting Championships (Dubai, UAE).
Lasha Talakhadze (Rep. of Georgia) turned in a riveting performance at the 2016 European Weightlifting Championships, with lifts that included this 212-kg snatch, which gave the impression of a hot knife cutting through butter.
After snatching 211 kg, Russia's Aleksey Lovchev went 242 kg and 248 kg, before calling for and nailing this whopping 264 kg--breaking the superheavyweight world record in the total, along with the world record in the clean and jerk at the 2015 IWF World Championships, Houston, Texas.
Classic Dan McKim, with a winning wind-up on the heavy weight for distance. McKim put himself in a deep hole by finishing in eighth place on the first event, the open stone, but by the end of the contest, he had fought his way back to the top, regaining the IHGF world champion's crown.
Pedal to the metal: Whether you're talking muscle cars or men muscling cars, big engines produce fast times. Standing 6' 9" tall and weighing 420 lb.--with abs--Hafthor Julius Bjornsson has the right motor for the job.