Rankings and Results
2014 Canadian Weightlifting ChampionshipsAfter very good results at La Classique Haltérophile Québecoise earlier this year, Kobaladze continued with a solid performance at the 2014 Canadian Championships (Saskatoon, SK) which was also a qualifying event for this summer’s Commonwealth Games. With six successful lifts the athlete not only secured his 6th Canadian champion title in the super heavyweight category and his 5th Best Male Lifter title, but he also set three new Canadian records, succeeding 175 kg in snatch, 227 kg in clean and jerk and a total of 402 kg. The previous Canadian records belong also to George Kobaladze, they were achieved at the 2013 Canadian championships in Edmonton, AB last year. A very successful start of the year for Kobaladze whose next target is to win a medal at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
2013 WORLD WEIGHTLIFTING CHAMPIONSHIPSGeorge Kobaladze ranked 11th at the 2013 World Weightlifting Championships held in Wroclaw, Poland. Performing in men's +105 kg division Group B, he successfully snatched 166 kg, 172 kg and 174 kg. Although he missed his 3rd attempt (228 kg), Kobaladze dominated the clean-and-jerk event in Group B with his first two successful lifts, 218 kg and 223 kg. With a total of 397 kg, he finished 2nd in Group B and improved his personal bests in an international competition. Montreal's Kobaldze also climbed up in international ranking It was a very good year for George Kobaladze who completed, with this performance, a series of five competitions (three of which international)
2013 Pan American ChampionshipsGeorge Kobaladze won the silver medal in the men's +105 kilogram weightlifting competition at the 2013 Pan American Championships, held in Isla Margarita, Venezuela. The athlete lifted 171 kg in snatch and 218 kg in clean-and-jerk, for a total of 389 kg behind Brazil's Fernando Reis. Bronze medal went to Christian Alberto Lopez from Guatemal
2013 Canadian Weightlifting ChampionshipsElite athlete George Kobaladze sets three Canadian records as he performs on the last competition day (May 19) at the 2013 Canadian Weightlifting Championships in Edmonton, AB.
The super heavyweight completes six out of six attempts, lifting 165 kg, 171 kg and 174 kg* in snatch and 213 kg, 219 kg, 226 kg in clean-and-jerk. With this result, Kobaladze becomes 5 time champion in the +105 kg division and holds the BEST MALE LIFTER title for the fourth time.
Something to keep in mind: Kobaladze enters the Canadian Weightlifting hostory as being the first athlete who lifted a 400 kg* total. This competition is a qualification event for the upcoming IWF 2013 World Weightlifting Championships which will take place in Wroclaw, Poland. Currently, Montreal's Kobaladze is getting ready for the 2013 Pan American Championships that will be held in Isla Margarita (Venezuela) at the end of June.
* Canadian records.
Arnold's Classic FesticalAt the beginning of March, George Kobaladze headed to Columbus , Ohio, to take part in Arnol's Classic Sport Festival, a very popular international sport event. He lifted 172 kg in snatch and 225 kg in clean-and-jerk for a total of 397 kg. With this total he ranked 2nd under Sinclair Formula, meaning second place in overall ranking.
The first 225 kg lift in a competition. It encourages me to excel.
The race was very strong between Canada's weightlifter and Brazil's Fernando Reis in the super-heavyweight class. Kobaladze described the experience of participating at Arnold's Classic unforgettable. Fantastic atmosphere in a packed full audience hall and cheering crowd have certainly contributed to his excellent performance.
"I haven't had the chance to shake hands with him. Maybe next time"
Kobaladze described the experience of participating at Arnold's Classic unforgettable.
Fantastic atmosphere in a packed full audience hall and cheering crowd have certainly contributed to his excellent performance.