Olga Zubova 120kg Snatch + 159kg Clean & Jerk

Here is what we missed not watching the women’s 75kg of the 2013 Universiade.

19 year old Olga Zubova beat her Russian teammate Nadezhda Evstyukhina.

She went 115kg, x120kg, 120kg in the Snatch and 145kg, 152kg, 159kg in the C&J for a 279kg.

Evstyukhina did 118kg, x123kg, 123kg and 148kg, 152kg, 155kg for a 278kg total.

In an interview she said that she did 160kg in training (163kg is the 75kg WR set ba Nadezda).

Complete results of the 75kg.

Update: Her C&J battle with Nadezhda here.

Update: Read Olga’s Interview on ATG.

Thanks to Anna for taking and uploading the video.

Update: Video of her 120kg Snatch

Update: In an interview she gave afterwards she says that she studies psychology and was a dancer before she started weightlifting.

  • Pigehest

    163 kg is the WR.

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  • Gee

    It looks to me as if a lot of the younger Russian lifters are employing a much wider stance to start the lifts with. Anybody got any thoughts on why?

    I’m thinking Komyakov, Aukhadov, Zubova and Okkulov (I may have misspelled one or ALL of these names).

    • Kawi

      I noticed the width of Aukhadov’s stance today, too. And if I recall on the squat jerk he does not move his feet even. I have no idea if this is a trend, let alone the reasoning for it, but these are questions worth looking into.
      As to Zubova – wow. Almost making it more impressive is her lack of speed. She had to fight on that clean. Usually after a slow pull and especially a slow recovery, athletes don’t make the jerk. She did.

  • Casual Lurker

    I’m sorry, and this is just from a technical standpoint; isn’t her C&J a no-lift? During the jerk, look at her elbows, uneven extension, and re-blocking. Aren’t those two faults?
    I know, this is quite amazing, and for me, it’s a lift (and some serious one); I’m just trying to learn here.

    • grobpote

      Well,it wasn’t the cleanest attempt but it would have been harsh to take it away. The judges gave it to her so it was a good lift.
      You know, until you get caught you are clean 😀