Olympics 2020: Super Heavyweight Weightlifting Predictions

Many weightlifting records have already been broken this year at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. In the men’s super heavyweight class (+109kg), we expect to see more records shattered as these ultra- strong athletes pursue their goal of winning an Olympic medal for their country. Read below to see our choice of +109kg Group A weightlifters who we think will do well in the finals this summer in Olympics 2020: Super Heavyweight Weightlifting Predictions!

1. Lasha Talakhadze

This Georgian weightlifter seems unbeatable and looks likely to win the super heavyweight class in Tokyo. Earlier this year, he won his class in the European Weightlifting Championships in Moscow, achieving a world record 222kg snatch and an incredible world record total of 485kg.

2. Ali Davoudi

Iran’s Ali Davoudi has a strong chance of standing on the podium in Tokyo. He won the Asian Weightlifting Championships in 2019 and 2020, and has a personal best total of 441kg.

3. Man Asaad

Representing Syria in the Games, Asaad is sure to put in a great performance for his nation. His strength is continuing to improve, and his huge total of 433kg earned him a silver medal at the 2020 Asian Championships held in Uzbekistan this year.

4. Hojamuhammet Toychyyev

His best lifts include a powerful 242kg clean and jerk, and a total of 428kg. This lifter from Turkmenistan is sure to put many of the other lifters in group A under lots of pressure.

Are you a fan of Olympic weightlifting? What are some of your favourite heavy gym lifts? Which of the above-mentioned Olympic lifters are you watching, and perhaps others from other countries? What do you think of our predictions? Let us know in the comments below, and join in the conversation this summer on FacebookTwitter, & Instagram!

Alan Riseborough

Alan is a strength and physique enthusiast and has 28 years' of training experience behind him. He has competed in powerlifting, arm wrestling, bodybuilding and grip strength competitions. He also includes rigorous bodyweight, sprinting and kettlebell training regularly in his routines. He believes in the transformative power of the squat which is (believe it or not) his favourite exercise!

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