It’s time for the yearly spring check ing with the Chinese team (2015 Edition here). This year their national championships (9-12.04 and 16-19.04) will also act as their Olympic trials. If they say something interesting please help translating in the comments.
Here is a best of the greatest hits in the 2015 Worlds Training Hall. Look at the different techniques on display here! Featuring Super Stars like: Lu Xiaojun, Om Yun Chol, Dmitry Klokov, Sibel Özkan, Mirco Scarantino, Mohamed Ehab, Kim Myong Hyok, Deng Mengrong, Youngchul Lim, Dadas Dadashbeyli, Tian Tao, Mart Seim, Ksenia Maximova
Here is part 1 of the Friday Morning training session of team Astana when I visited them in Poland. Just a light session to prepare the boys for their “Big Friday” max out session in the evening. They did Front Squats/ Squats, Clean & Jerks, Snatches in this session Lifters: Denis Ulanov, Kirill Pavlov, Rustem Sybay and […]
Here are all of Kianoush Rostami’s snatches at the 2015 Worlds. He went 173, x178, x178 which still secured a bronze medal in the snatch. More: Watch his 221kg Clean and Jerk in Training
From the 2015 Worlds … Valentin Hristov (62kg) front squatting 210kg during their heavy training on November 18th. More: Watch his 178kg Junior World Record Clean and Jerk. Boyanka Kostova’s 180kg Front Squat at 58kg
Here are a couple of clips of (then still 19 year old) Lesman Paredes in the 2015 Worlds Training Hall. 190kg Clean & Jerk, 160kg Snatch, plus some Front Squats and Snatch Pulls. More: Lesman’s Photoshop Contest Fame
Here is Part 2 of the ATG on Tour in Egypt series. Here is what went down in the Monday afternoon training: 00:36 Warm Up 04:06 Mohamed Warming up for Block Snatches 10:29 Mohamed 140kg x2 Snatches 12:00 Starting Power Clean Warm Up 14:34 Mohamed 150kg x2 Power Cleans 15:44 Starting Squat Warm Up 18:11 […]
From the 2015 World Weightlifting Championships in Houston… Deng Wei (63kg, China) Clean and Jerks 146kg for a new World Record! She added 1kg onto Tzu Chi Lin’s (Chinese Taipei) old record who was also competing at this event, and 4kg to her 2014 worlds performance. After her 113kg Snatch Deng walked away with 3 golds.
Today world record holder and Beijing Olympic champion Andrei Aramnau announced that he is officially done with professional weightlifting. I remember last year at Klokov Power Weekend he talked about his injuries and lack of support. So it’s sad for me to see him make this decision at age 27. He achieved so much so […]