Meanwhile in China …
Here is a quick CCTV news update from the Chinese team as they are preparing for the 2017 Chinese national games in September.
If you speak Chinese, please help with a summary / translation in the comments below.
Update: Notes from reader Anthony Chen on ATG’s Facebook page.
The National Team’s training isn’t as urgent/stressful as we thought…
Only half the national gymnasium lights are on due to the differences in weight classes training and training schedules, which only leaves a few athletes.
Coach Yu Jie’s elites are present as Liao Hui front squats 200kg with ease. Tian Tao’s 220kg doesn’t feel heavy to him. Lu Xiaojun clean and jerks 200kg and jokes with a regional coach afterwards.
Long Qinquan focuses on his technique while Chen Lijun competes in the C&J (lifting 135) with new blood Meng Cheng (attempting 130).
Coach Zhang Guozheng demonstrates snatch technique and after 9 years of retirement manages to snatch 100kg with ease at 43 years old.
They are trying to create a relaxed atmosphere before competition so that the athletes do not over stress themselves.