In the world of weightlifting, all records are cool, but heaviest EVER is just so much fun to talk about. So who holds the marks for heaviest women’s snatch and clean & jerk of all time? When it comes to verified competition lifts, both of these belong to Tatiana Kashirina, a Russian weightlifter who has won multiple World and European Championships in addition to an Olympic medal (silver at the 2012 London Olympics).
- The heaviest women’s snatch of all time is 155kg, which she lifted at the 2014 World Championships in Almaty, Kazakhstan.
- The heaviest women’s clean & jerk of all time is 193kg, which Tatiana ALSO lifted at the Almaty championships.
- That gave her a 348kg total, the heaviest women’s total of all time.
Tatiana Kashirina’s Record-Breaking Performance
A few more interesting things to note about Tatiana Kashirina’s record-breaking performance in Almaty:
- She set the snatch World Record TWICE during this competition, both on her second (152kg) and third (155kg) attempts.
- She only needed 5 out of 6 attempts to set new marks in the snatch, clean & jerk, and total. She passed on her final attempt clean & jerk after a successful opener at 185kg and her record setting 193kg second attempt.
- Before the 2014 World Championships, Kashirina was no stranger to world records. She had set snatch, clean & jerk, and total world records on multiple occasions earlier in her career.
- Kashirina finished with a silver medal at the 2012 London Olympics after setting two new snatch world records and one new world record in the total. China’s Zhou Lulu beat her total by 1 kilogram to take home the gold.
- Kashirina did not compete at the 2016 Rio Olympics, as the entire Russian weightlifting team was barred from competing.
Who is Tatiana Kashirina?
Tatiana Kashirina is a Russian weightlifter. She is an Olympic silver medalist (London 2012), five-time World Champion, and eight-time European Champion. She lifts in the +87kg weight category.
Her international competition bests are a 155kg snatch and a 193kg clean & jerk.