Would be interesting to hear what he has to say about the situation.
So if you speak Russian a translation of the main points would be much appreciated.
Thanks to a reader, who provided the main points
1. He arrived at weigh-ins ten minutes early and was 500 grams under 85kg. He had been told earlier by the team trainers that weighing in as close as possible to 85kg would help him lift bigger, so he decided to drink the water. Apti downplays the importance of drinking the water.
2. Regarding his rushed third C&J attempt, the team trainers told him to relax because it was not his turn to lift. Then the Iranian ordered a different weight and the Russian team trainers did not notice that it became Apti’s turn. This is why he rushed. Obviously, he had no time to focus.
3. Future plans are to put on weight, treat his injuries and prepare for the 2013 Worlds in Poland. Apti wants to show the Polish, on their home turf, that he isn’t # 2 in the world.
Update: Vladimir added English subtitles
BTW, didn’t he want to move up in weight? Y U NO EAT YOUR CAKE, Apti?
Update 2.9.2013: In this interview Apti says that he he combined weightlifting with boxing and wrestling (which is typical since he’s from Chechnya) and that he had a serious back injury before london, but recovered in time. Thanks to Vadim for the summary.