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World of Sport

10th Nov 2014

VIDEO: Watch Liao Hui break world snatch record, lifting 166kg (26 stone)



The record for 69kg men (10st 8lb) had stood for 14 years

It really shouldn’t be possible for a man to lift two-and-a-half times his own body weight straight over his head but today, at the World Weightlifting Championships, China’s Liao Hui did just that.

The 2008 Olympic champion broke a 14-year record for the snatch lift in his weight class by lifting 166kg (26 st 2lbs) over his head in the snatch lift.

Hat-tip to Eurosport for the video