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This session had it all. It was epic, sad and infuriating at the same time.
Lu Haojie opened with 2kg below the Olympic record. 170kg Xiaojun followed the lead.
Lu Haojie missed 175kg on his second and looks injured.
Lu Xiaojun takes 175kg also and sets a new World Record.
He wanted to go for 177kg but wasn’t given his attempt, because of a miscommunication.
Here is what happened (via Tom in the comments):
1 min was the correct discission. After Xiaojun’s attempt they called Haojie, but he cancelled his last lift. So it was at Xiaojun again. 4 years ago Xiaojun would have 2 minutes, but 1-2 years ago they changed the rules that if someone was called between and for some reason he raised or something and it is again at you, they count it as an ‘attempt’ and you have only 1 min instead of 2 min.
Clean & Jerk
Lu Haojie (injured and in tears at this point) went out (was pushed on the platform by his coaches) and made 190kg! What an effort!
Lu Xiaojun went 195kg. Then missed 204kg on his second before making it on his 3rd attempt.
New Total World Record 175kg + 204kg = 379kg.
204kg Clean & Jerk + Celebration video, Also available as gif.
|Athlete||Group||Body weight||Snatch (kg)||Clean & Jerk (kg)||Total|
|Athlete||Planned 1st Snatch (Kg)||Planned 1st C&J (Kg)|
|CAMBAR RODRIGUEZ Ivan||147||183|
|RAMADAN IBRAHIM Ibrahim||150||190|
|ZWARYCZ Krzysztof Maciej||150||181|
World Records before London 2012:
|Snatch||174 kg||Lu Xiaojun|
|Clean & Jerk||210 kg||Oleg Perepetchenov|
|Total||378 kg||Lu Xiaojun|