Meanwhile in Russia … 18 year old Antoniy Savchuk (+105kg) squats 310kg. In the 2014 Russian Cup (videos here) he did 184+231 and recently in the Russian Junior championships he went 180+225 (not taking 3d attempts). For comparison, in 2008 when Ruslan Albegov (then 19) lifted in the Russian junior championships he did 172+221.
(Originally posted March 22, 2014. See Updates) Meanwhile in Russia … Still only 19 years old Artem Okulov gets a 190kg Hang Snatch! Update: I asked Artem about his weight. He was 88kg in the video! Update: Jump to the interview below. Just for reference: the 94kg Snatch World Record still stands at 188kg. Simply amazing. Also […]
Meanwhile in Russia … 22 year old Oxana Karpunenko (75kg) gets a 155kg Clean & Jerk. She was the 2012 European U23 Champion and will lift in the 2014 Europeans 75kg, where she has the second highest entry total (245kg vs Lidia Valentin’s 255kg). In the past comps she competed at 80kg, so we will see […]
Meanwhile in Russia … Gennady Muratov gets a very easy 200kg Power Clean & Jerk. He and Alexey Lovchev will represent Russia in the +105 at Europeans. Also watch his 200kg Snatch Pull + Snatch. More Heavy Power Clean: Behdad Salimi 225kg Power Clean & Jerk Bahador Moulaei 222kg Power Clean & Jerk Ilya Ilyin […]
Meanwhile in Russia … With 3 weeks out from the 2014 Europeans (03-13 April 2014) here is a quick update from Artem Okulov (85kg) in the Ruza training camp. 160kg Snatch x3 Also notice how during these lifts the weight distribution change in his feet becomes very obvious. Bob Takano had some cool graphics about weight distribution […]
Meanwhile in Russia … Remember Khetag Khugaev? Let me help you: in 2011 at 56kg he did 80+100 then 174kg Clean at age 14 150kg Snatch at 15 (and 81.3kg) and 2013 European U17 Champion … Now at age 16 years he won the Russian U17 Championships 85kg category with 164+196=360! Let that sink in for a second. His […]