Meanwhile in Germany …
Yesterday I drove down to Plauen to meet Rebeka Koha and Ritvars Suharevs for their first German bundesliga weightlifting competition. If you have never met them, let me tell you they are both very friendly and easy to talk to, which makes filming them super easy. Same goes for their coach Eduards Andruskevics.
Both had solid performances. Rebeka, weighing in at 57.1kg, told me beforehand that it will be more like training for her (she predicted 90/107). Understandable, since the day before they flew in from Rome where they are in training camp with the Italian team.
Rebeka went 6/6 with 86, 88 and 90kg in the snatch and 100, 104, 107kg in the clean and jerk.
Ritvars, weighing in at 79kg, went 3/3 in the Snatch with 140, 147 and 151kg, which is just 3kg of his personal best. In the Clean and jerk he lifted 170, 176 and missed 182kg.
Update 23.01.2017: Ritvars’ snatches
Below are Rebeka’s snatches. Later this week I’ll upload a full video that includes all their warm up attempts.
Bundesliga Competition Format
A couple of words about the competition format.