Here’s an interview with Apti Aukhadov in which he talks about the London 2012 Olympics. Would be interesting to hear what he has to say about the situation. So if you speak Russian a translation of the main points would be much appreciated. Thanks to a reader, who provided the main points 1. He arrived at weigh-ins […]
Here is an Anatoly Pisarenko documentary. It’s in Russian / Ukraine, so if you speak one of those languages it would be great if you can help with the translation in the comments. Maybe we can split it up in 5/10 minute segments like we did last time. Thanks to Nat from the Hookgrip for submitting this.
A reader submitted this article where Sergey Syrtsov, president of the Russian Weightlifting Federation, discusses Slivenko, Klokov and Akkaev. Syrtsov’s finds some pretty harsh words: “Даже не так обидно с Аккаевым, потому что ему действительно была проведена операция уже в Лондоне, а Клоков и Сливенко очень сильно подвели команду.” Translation: The situation is not as sorry with […]
Here are Apti Aukhadov’s lifts from the London 2012 Men’s 85kg. He basically lost to Adrian Zielinski by drinking too much water. Q: In the end, you lost because you were 130 grams heavier than your opponent. Would it have been possible to lose the weight beforehand? Aukhadov: In fact at the weigh in I even missed a […]
Update: So apparently he wants to lift! Khadzhimurat Akkaev comments on his current situation and future plans after missing out on London 2012. Google translated interview is still rough. Please correct the things it butchered. Akkaev: But, honestly, I have little doubt tormented, which may bring health. And as luck would have it a premonition proved […]
Here is a gem while we are waiting for the London 105kg. A 20 minute video featuring Dmitry Klokov and Khadzhimurat Akkaev in camp Chekhov taken on or just before July 20th, when the whole team was there and getting ready to leave for London. Has lots of interviews and seems to look ahead of their battle […]