Stuff That Weighs More Than Me: Largest Combined Olympic Weight Lift

Okay, so I”m cheating a little.  But the Olympic “combined”  weightlifting score is devised by adding the heaviest “clean and jerk” weight lifted to the heaviest “snatch” weight lifted for a single contestant.  The “clean and jerk” is a weightlifting move where the contestant first squats down and lifts the bar to shoulder level and then lifts the weight overhead.  The “snatch” is a weightlifting move where the contestant squats down and lifts the weight directly overhead without stopping at the shoulders.

Olympic gold medalist Hossein Reza Zadeh (The Iranian Hercules) holds World Records in both the clean and jerk and Olympic combined.  Here’s the stats:

Weight: Hossein Reza Zadeh: 358.5 lbs.

2000 Sydney Olympic “Snatch”  lift: 467.5 lbs (WR)

2000 Sydney Olympic “Clean and Jerk” lift: 572 lbs.

2000 Sydney “combined” lift: 1039.5 lbs.

Conclusion: Hossein Reza Zadeh’s Lifts Weigh More than Me.

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