Meanwhile in Rio …
That has to be one of the craziest weightlifting sessions ever, with this being one of the best lifts ever!
31 year old Lu Xiaojun snatches 177kg at 77kg! 100kg Over bodyweight!
Update 16.01.2017: 170, 175, 177kg Snatch Comparison!
Update 30.12.2016: Super Slowmo!
Lu Xiaojun (-77kg, @hookgripchn) snatching 177kg/390lb to break his own World Record and becoming, as far as we know, the 2nd person to snatch 100kg over bodyweight since the weight classes were originally reset in 1992. This was most likely his last snatch on an international competition platform — although he has said he will continue, his advancing age makes that somewhat unlikely!
Little did we know at this point that Nijat Rahimov was willing to Clean & Jerk whatever you put in front of him that day ….
Also an amazing lift, Andranik Karapetyan’s 174kg Snatch on his 2nd attempt.
Lu’s 202kg Squat Jerk