Meanwhile in Russia …
Just when I wondered what was going on in Russian training halls these days, reader Dan submitted this video of Khadzhimurat Akkaev shattering world records with a 210kg Snatch and 245kg Clean and Jerk!
Watch out Klokov!
Update: Now we know that he did this at 108kg bodyweight. Read his interview here.
He did 195/2, 205 and the 210 that Friday.
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Oh, and a 245kg Clean & Jerk
Amazing! London should be a great competition. Akkaev would almost have a chance winning the 105 plus with this type of weight.
Wondering what Akkayev weighs in the video…
Yes I would guess that range is typical they mentioned some athletes can be 10kg over their weight class in the training halls. I doubt he would be much heavier then 10kg at the most because would take a lot more effort to cut weight and him and klkov are both already cutting a lot of weight when you compare how muscular they are to everyone else. By the reaction of everyone this was a huge training pr for him, unreal but some days with oly lifting you can hit a huge weight then struggle to ever get it again. I think 200kg is within his range on contest day he did 198 at last years worlds and if he gets a big weight early he might go for a wr in the snatch. This is still a remarkable lift thanks for sharing it.
I am expecting WRs in London. Hope they go all out.
Tom Bennett says
and we got one of the softest 105kg Olympics ever…sad!
Looks like klokov is taking silver to akkaev’s gold once again.
Well, don’t jump to conclusions to quickly.
Let’s see how much of their training maaxes they can bring into the competition.
His 210 kilo snatch at 108 kilo is the best ever at that bodyweight.
His 245 kilo clean and jerk training lift is the best ever of anyone in the 105 class. If he had not been injured I think he would set a new total record for the 105 class