NEW WORLD RECORD: 231kg / 509lbs Clean and Jerk by Tian Tao

Watch the video of this incredible lift!

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. 

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Tian Tao’s Track Record

YearVenueWeightSnatch (kg)Clean & Jerk (kg)TotalRank
Olympic Games
2016Brazil Rio de JaneiroBrazil85 kg173178178221021021723952nd, silver medalist(s)
World Championships
2013Poland WrocławPoland85 kg1601651659
2014Kazakhstan AlmatyKazakhstan85 kg165170175620521121953756
2015United States HoustonUnited States85 kg1731781781st, gold medalist(s)211211211
2018Turkmenistan AshgabatTurkmenistan96 kg1751811812nd, silver medalist(s)215226 WR2362nd, silver medalist(s)4072nd, silver medalist(s)
Asian Games
2014South Korea IncheonSouth Korea85 kg163168168520521121813811st, gold medalist(s)
Asian Championships
2019China NingboChina96 kg1751811831st, gold medalist(s)2202312311st, gold medalist(s)4011st, gold medalist(s)