Meanwhile in China … at the National Youth* Games.
*Youth means Junior. Sadly no good recordings so far. Just some highlight clips from Chinese news.
Results: 48kg / 53kg / 58kg / 63kg / 69kg / 75kg / +75kg (Full Results here)
- Zhang Jixin 165/210/375
- Lai Guosong 170/202/372
- Chen Songqi 150/211/361
- Gao Chuang 165/217/382
- Wu Changsheng 173/209/382 (bw)
- Di Xianglong 176/205/381
- Wang Hai 163/203/366
- Zheng Zexin 157/201/358
- Zhong Dahua 158/198/356
- Liu Jiawen 170/196/366
- Liu Chun 165/195/360
- Zhao Yongchao 161/205x/DNF
- Zhou Yukun 155/186/341
- Caoshi Jiaqi 160/179/339
- Zhao Fei 160/175/335
- Yuan Chengfei 145/177/322
- Yang Hong 144/176/320
- Liu Weijian 140/172/312 Total equals Youth World Record
- Mo Yongxiang 137/161/298
- Zhang Jian 129/166/295
- Lü Kexin 128/167/295 (bw, and then 3 more on 295…)
- Meng Cheng 126/157/283
- Lin Zhixiang 122/157/279, Clean & Jerk is 2kg over Youth World Record.
- Wang Hao 125/145/270
+75kg: Sun Yongjie (born 1998!) winning with 136/173/309
Sun’s lifts are new Chinese Junior records and also 13/22/37kg over the Youth WRs!
- Sun Yongjie 136/173/309
- Li Jiaqi 132/162/294
- Jia Weipeng 130/163/293
75kg: Wu Tianqi (born 1999!) winning with 115/145/260
- Wu Tianqi 115/145/260
- Zhang Kaili 106/140/246
- Lu Xue 110/135/245
69kg: Zhang Wanglie won with a monstrous 115(118x)/150/265 at 65.60kg!
- Zhang Wangli 115/150/265
- Zhang Qian 112/135/247
- Qi Xia 108/133/241
- Zhou Yue 110/131/241
- Li Rui 111/130/241 (bw)
- Yang Yannan 103/132/235
- Zhou Xiaojing 108/127/235 (bw), snatch 1kg over Youth World Record, total equals the YWR
58kg: Zhou Jun (58kg) won with 105/133/238. She missed 107kg behind though.
More from Zhou Jun: Her training in the Junior Worlds Training Hall
- Zhou Jun 105/133/238
- Ou Lingli 103/132/235
- Ouyang Liping 95/128/223
Jiang Huihua (17, Jr World Champion)
53kg: Liao Qiuyun won with 96/120/216
- Liao Qiuyun 96/120/216
- Xiao Huiying 93/117/210
- Chen Yanling 95/115/210 (bw)
- Hou Zhihui 95/115/210 Snatch equals Junior World Record
- Feng Linmei 90/108/198
- Jiang Huihua 88/108/196
16 yo Chinese girl doing a 260 total, my personal best being 259.
I’m fine, I’m fine…
Jerker Karlsson says
It’s always so impressive to watch these young lifters lift really heavy and beautifully. Looking forward to Rio.
If Jiang Huihua and Huo Zhihui are both here, then who’s the 48 who will represent China in Houston? Seems those 2 were the strongest for China at this point. Were they hoping Tan Yayun to become 3 time consecutive world champ?
Supposedly all national champs will be at worlds (unless they can’t medal like Ai Yunan). And Jiang doesn’t need a big total to win it, aim for 200 and I doubt anyone will challenge it. But Tan would be equally valid, you’re right.
For next year however I think Hou will overtake her. She’s only one year older and seems even stronger. 95 snatch here is equal to the JWR. Becoming the best 48 in China is way harder than winning worlds or olympics. I still want Tian Yuan to take the C&J WR. 🙁
I have a feeling they want Zhang Wangli at 69 going forward. I’d like to see her going for that C&J WR at 63 obviously, but she just seems way stronger with the extra weight. 247 at 63 vs. 265 at 65.6 is a significant Sinclair increase. But in this category there’s Xiang Yanmei of course… cruel world.
Sun Yongjie! She’s Youth here and has three more years as Junior, her total is a *little* bit insane. Kashirina’s C&J Junior WR stands at 181 and seems within her reach given the time available. She was about 10kg heavier here compared to nationals and her total went up 23kg. The next Zhou Lulu? Very few senior women can lift in these regions.
Well, if Zhang Wangli loses a ton of strength by shedding weight from 65.XX to 63.00, then yeah, they would need her in 69, but if her increase from 247 to 265 was due in large part to improvement, then they need her in 63, badly. Deng Wei’s clean recovery is painful. It all depends on what happens to Zhang when they make her drop a bit of weight and travel out of the country to compete. Does she crumble back into the low 250’s or can she stay in the 260’s? She’s very young so I tend to believe that her massive progress was mainly due to overall improvement rather than simply the extra 2.5 kg body weight.
I would love her to become the Liu Chunhong of 63kg. But she was heavier than last time, and this was a more serious comp than the GP. We’ll see at nationals next year. Right now it equally looks like Zhang could take the C&J WR to 159 as a full 69.
Well, if it could go either way, as a Chinese coach, I would strongly prefer to see her take the 63 records over the 69 records because 1. the 63 WRs belong to Russia and Chinese Taipei as opposed to mainland China and 2. Xiang Yanmei looks like she’s already on it to take at least some 69 records. As for Zhang being heavier, maybe they want to see what they could do with her if they have her train uninterrupted by competition weight loss until she gets to a really serious meet like the Worlds or Olys. Is this more serious than the GP? I don’t think so; this isn’t even international and Zhang could comfortably take either the 63 or the 69 but doesn’t have to lose weight for the 69’s so why not? I’m 88kg and consider myself an 85 but if i could win either -94 or -85, then I’m not gonna bother losing 3 kg to get into the -85.
Also, if I were Zhang Wangli, I’d really really want to stay in the -63 as well cus I do NOT wanna clash with Xiang Yanmei, who would win more times than not if she went to compete in -75 at -69 body-weight. Zhang’s clean and jerk may be fantastic, but it would be demoralizing if she finished the snatch on 120kg just to be at a 9kg disadvantage compared to Xiang. I simply think that unless Zhang feels like an absolute corpse after losing those 2+ kg’s, she’d cling onto the -63 category for dear life.
You just have an anti- Deng Wei bias. 😛 We haven’t seen the best of her, she can do 118+144. If Zhang can overtake her fair enough but don’t count Deng out yet, she’s only 22 as well.
As for Xiang, she needs to repeat the nationals results first. Obviously she’s expected to demolish worlds, but I don’t think with that margin since it was 6/6 in May. 275 in Houston seems more realistic.
Deng Wei is a lovely girl with a really cute personality and I have never hoped for her to be anything other than champion. I’d give 50kg off my PR to see her do 118+146 internationally. That said, I have lack of confidence in lifters who have difficulty standing up in the clean. I also share this feeling towards Li Fabin and Wu Jingbiao (though Wu’s recent performances have given me much hope). The 2013 Worlds was the first live weightlifting competition I watched since picking up the sport myself and it was just awful seeing Deng Wei bomb, pinned in the bottom position.
When I first picked up weightlifting, the most difficult part for me was standing up in the clean, so I know intimately what a difficult situation it is to be pinned and how much that saps your confidence. To remedy this, I spent a whole winter just squatting and now, standing up in the clean is the easiest part for me 🙂 I don’t know what I’d do if that weakness just wouldn’t go away, which seems to be the case with most professional athletes because I know that none of them neglect the squat.
>Zhou Yue 110/131/241
Curious where this sample was taken, she didn’t compete internationally. I wonder if there’s more to come…