Meanwhile in China …
Time for the 2015 Chinese Weightlifting Nationals (see 2014 here).
As was pointed out in earlier check ins with the team, there won’t be any any free passes this year. That means we will get to see the big names show up! As usual the men go first. Women will compete in May.
This should be an exciting week! I will update this page throughout the week.
69kg Addendum: Feng Ludong’s 162kg Snatch at 69kg.
Apart from Liao Hui, this is the highest weight any 69kg lifter has snatched since the 2000 Olympics!
Chinese Nationals: Feng Ludong's 162kg Snatch at 69kg.Apart from Liao Hui, this is the highest weight any 69kg lifter has snatched since the 2000 Olympics!https://allthingsgym.com/2015-chinese-weightlifting-nationals/Thanks to wlift84 for the clip: https://www.youtube.com/user/wlift84/videos
Posted by All Things Gym on Saturday, April 25, 2015
- Ai Yunan 196/235/431
- Sun Kai
- Liu Guohui
- Yang Zhe 180/220/400
- Cao Shiwei 170/207/377
- Zhang Xiliang 173/204/377 (bw)
- Wu Changsheng 165/207/372
- Di Xianglong 171/201/372 (bw)
- Zeng Qingyu 167/204/371
105kg Full Recording:
Short Yang Zhe Interview: Translation from Victor:
I could not get any respectable amount of training done this winter due to injuries. I have never been plagued by so many injuries before. Even without weight on me, my knees can barely operate freely. My next goal is to recover and condition my body to resist these injuries from returning.”
- won by Liu Hao 176/215/391
- Tian Ye
- Zhang Huacong
94kg Highlights: Translation from LL
He said he managed to improve his snatch by quite a bit, and he is getting more confident about 180kg snatch (not too sure if I got this right).
The reporter asked him why he is unhappy with his results even though his total was so much more compared to second place.
He said he shouldn’t compete with the rest of the (chinese 94kg lifters) field because they are his (little) friends/brothers (i think he meant training partners?).
He has to bring China’s 94kg lifting category to a level that is able to compete with the rest of the world. His aim is to improve the standard of the other 94kg Chinese lifters, such that China has a place in the world stage.
All Tian Tao Lifts:
Chinese Nationals: All Tian Tao Lifts (85kg)Snatch: 170, 175, x181Clean & Jerk: 210, x219https://allthingsgym.com/2015-chinese-weightlifting-nationals/
Posted by All Things Gym on Thursday, April 23, 2015
- Tian Tao 175/210/385
- Chang Xuechuang 161/200/361
- Zhao Yongchao 160/200/360
- Zhang Ke 163/196/359
- Tan Biao 155/196/351
- Cao Gang 155/196/351 (bw)
Short Tian Tao Interview: Translation from Victor.
In his interview, he says he refuses to take 215 because it’s pointless to him and he can’t get excited about it.
Natural progression would be 210, 215, 219, but he said he only wanted the 219 and that if he keeps trying, one day, that weight will fall to him. He also says that his body was soft and his rhythm was off. It is unclear if he was talking about a specific lift or his overall performance.
Possibly, he was referring to his 210 because he said he was worried that if he missed his opener, it would be difficult to decide what to do from there.
85kg Full Recording:
From reader Yuen:
So from the Tian Tao’s performance, the commentators said that he has improved his snatch overall (quite clearly) and as long as he could snatch above 175 consistently for next few championship meetings (including Rio) he could easily win the gold for China. (but they’re more particular with the Olympic gold) Nonetheless, they also mentioned that Tian’s C&J has reached 230kg in training. Yup 230, not 220. Lol. So now its more about consistency and improving his snatch overall.
- Su Ying 170/200/370
- Lu Xiaojun 170/200/370
- Lu Haojie 165/197/362
- Caoshi Jiaqi 168/191/359
- Zhong Guoshun 165/190/355
- Feng Yubin 161/187/348
Lu Xiaojun says he was only at 80-90% because although his strength training was sufficient, his consistency training was not.
Also, interestingly, Su Ying, Feng Ludong, and Shi Zhiyong are all Zhejiang locals competing at home, which may contribute to their great success so far.
- Shi Zhiyong 157/195/352
- Feng Ludong 162/188/350
- Wu Chao 155/190/345
- Lin Qinfeng 155/188/343
- Liang Chenxi 153/183/336
- Xin Qiaohui 150/183/333
- Liao Hui bombs with x160, x160, x161 in the Snatch
Short Liao Hui Interview
Translation from Victor.
The preparation today was going very well, but the training prior to this period was not my best.
My mind wasn’t really there today. I opened too high and attacked the weight with my body a bit soft. I didn’t do the clean and jerk because you need a total for it to be meaningful and there was the concern that if my mentality wasn’t suitable for lifting this day, I would injure myself on the clean and jerk.
He wasn’t speaking like he was all there either. I think he meant that things in the warm-up room were going too well, which caused them to up his opener to 160 but he may have expended too much energy in the backroom and caused this situation to happen.
69kg Full Recording: Liao Hui at 53:40
- Winner: Chen Lijun 146/174/320.
- Zhang Jie 145/173/318
- Lei Haitao 137/173/310
Starts off with a bang! Full Recordings below.
Wu Jingbiao snatches 139kg for an unofficial World Record in the 56kg (unofficial because it’s not a IWF sanctioned meet).
Update: from Victor
Interesting tidbits from the snatch video:
- Cheng Meng performs excellently in training, but his personality is unsuited for competition as he loses his confidence and swag when he competes. He also may have some small injuries.
- On 4/2, Long Qingquan became a father and he has yet to see his child due to preparation for this competition.
- Chen Lijun is now under YuJie.
- The 135 snatch opener is the highest opener that anyone in the world has posted for the 56kg.
- In training, Wu Jingbiao attempts 5 consecutive snatches at 140kg and usually succeeds in 4.
- As Yujie took the reins of Chinese weightlifting, he has come up with a new system that divides top lifters into 3 groups. The system is aimed at inspiring competition while also fostering cooperation and was created to combat the recent threats on the international stage that challenge Chinese weightlifting dominance.
Points from the clean and jerk:
- After getting only bronze in Incheon, Wu Jingbiao deeply reflected with his coaches on the many points of his weaknesses and set out to correct each one.
- In his recent training, Wu Jingbiao often and consistently clean&jerks 170kg (so that 167 final lift was not some crazy BS that he wouldn’t even be able to rack like we all would have thought a couple months ago).
- Wu Jingbiao 139/163/302
- Long Qingquan 133/165/298
- Li Fabin 131/158/289
- Deng Changmin 127/160/287
- Long Decheng 126/160/286
- Meng Cheng 128/152/280
On another note, the 56kg clean and jerk video told us that Lu Yong, who is in attendance, is now the vice chair of Guangdong’s athletic department.
56kg Full Recording:
Short news piece about the nationals. Translation from Victor:
The 2015 nationals will take place in Zhejiang, at the training center opened in the name of Zhan Xugang.
While most people may take a day or even 2 off before competition, Wu Jingbiao decided to train in the morning before his meet.
Wu says, “I just did some light, jerk-related exercises, nothing that can sap my energy for later. It’s my habit to train. Actually, among myself, Long Qingquan, and Li Fabin, we are close to equal and it all depends on who is able to better bring out his training on this day. I am not nervous. It will be very interesting.”
The reporter notes that Wu Jingbiao’s outlook towards competition has changed with the years.