Not too long until it’s time for the 2017 Junior World Weightlifting Championships in Tokyo.
Sold a kidney to make the travel happen. Body holds up fine 👌
When: 16.06 – 23.06.2017
Update 15.06.2017: Start List (PDF).
Update 21.06.2017: 20 year old Simon Martirosyan clean and jerking 235kg and attampting 246kg for a new Junior World Record.
Update 21.06.2017: 19 year old Neisi Dajomes (75kg, Ecuador) Snatching 108kg!
Update 19.06.2017: 18 year old Yeison Lopez Clean & Jerks 195kg (after snatching 161kg)!
Update 18.06.2017: Rebeka Koha becomes 2017 Junior World Champion! Here is her 120kg clean & jerk. She also snatched 99kg, both PRs!
Update 17.06.2017: 19 year old Lin Zhixiang (62kg, China) Squat Jerks 160kg to become 2017 Junior World Champ!
This was his opener. He passed on his 2nd and 3rd as he had already won. He snatched 130kg. Two years ago in 2015 he won IWF youth worlds. You can watch a training video of him back then here.
18 year old Zhu Qiaoling (53kg, China) snatching 88kg on her way to become 2017 Junior World Champ!
Update 15.06.2017: 20 year old Yang Chunyan (58kg, China) performing a Clean & Jerk Complex with 105kg:
- Hang Clean
- 2x Jerks
Update 14.06.2017: Team China had their first session today. 20 year old Yi Chuwai (69kg) snatched 100kg for a couple of singles after doing 95kg doubles. Later on she clean and jerked up to 120kg.
Update 13.06.2017: After 24 hours of travel and no sleep for some, team Italy made their way into the training hall. Just a light session to get the blood flowing and focus on positions.
Featuring: Mirko Zanni with Tall Snatch Drops, Alessandra Pagliaro, Alessia Durante and Salvatore Esposito.
Update 07.06.2017: Team Egypt withdrew from competition amidst an ongoing doping cases involving minors. The whole thing started at the end of 2016 when 2 juniors where caught.
Because of the number of people involved, Egypt faces a country ban or a $250000 fine if they fail to defend themselves from these accusations.