Tian Tao recently clean and jerked 231kg / 509lbs to set a new world record. He completed the lift at the Tokyo Test Event after missing the previous lift at 220 kg.
Competing in the 85 kg weight division he won a gold medal at the 2014 Asian Games and a silver medal at the 2016 Olympics, while in 2018 he competed in the 96 kg class and won 3 silver medals at the World Championship.
Tian Tao’s Track Record
|Year||Venue||Weight||Snatch (kg)||Clean & Jerk (kg)||Total||Rank|
|2016||Rio de Janeiro, Brazil||85 kg||178||2||217||2||395|
|2013||Wrocław, Poland||85 kg||160||9||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|2014||Almaty, Kazakhstan||85 kg||165||170||6||205||5||375||6|
|2015||Houston, United States||85 kg||173||178||—||—||—|
|2018||Ashgabat, Turkmenistan||96 kg||175||181||215||226 WR||407|
|2014||Incheon, South Korea||85 kg||163||5||205||218||1||381|
|2019||Ningbo, China||96 kg||175||181||220||401|