How about some more Naim Suleymanoglu training footage. I say yes please … So check this clip from the 1994 World Weightlifting Championships training hall in Istanbul, Turkey. Snatch: 135kg, 145kg miss, 145kg miss again with “not even a minute rest”, 145kg make 15 minutes later… Clean & Jerk: 70kg, 90kg,110kg, 130kg, 150kg, 170kg, 180kg Finishing with […]
Check out this highlight video of the 2000 European Weightlifting Championships Men’s 77kg. Bulgaria’s Zlatan Vanev at his finest. A bunch of nice lifts. Zlatan, by the way, is now coaching Azerbaijan’s Weightlifting team. Here is what Alex Krychev has to say about it.
Here are a couple of clips of Ivan Abadjiev talking about different weightlifting systems and the influence the Bulgarians had on them. Kris Pavlov translates. Abadjiev on American weightlifting Abadjiev talks about the evolution of the Bulgarian system Abadjiev talks about the problem with Bulgarian weightlifting Abadjiev talks about Kazakhstan’s Olympic weightlifting success Abadjiev talks about Iran’s success in […]
Frank Rothwell uploaded the Men’s 69kg and 77kg Clean & Jerks from the 2002 World Weightlifting Championships. Men’s 69 kg Snatch Chen Chufu 157.5 Zhang Guozheng 155.0 Youssef Sbai 152.5 Clean & Jerk Zhang Guozheng 192.5 Chen Chufu 187.5 Mohamed El-Tantawy 187.5 Total Zhang Guozheng 347.5 Chen Chufu 345.0 Youssef Sbai 335.0 Men’s 77kg Snatch Li […]
The 2000 Sydney Olympics had a lot of epic lifts. Here is the men’s 69 kg category which was dominated by the Bulgarians. Georgi Markov set a new world record with a 165 kg snatch (363 lbs). Name Body Weight Snatch (kg) Clean & Jerk (kg) Total (kg) 1 2 3 1 2 3 Galabin Boevski 68.78 155.0 160.0 162.5 […]
Here is the video of the 1988 Seoul Olympics Featherweight (56–60 kg) class. Watch a 22 year old Naim Suleymanoglu beat Stefan Topurov and Ye Huanming. Body Weight: 59.87 kg (132 lbs) Attempt #1 Attempt #2 Attempt #3 Snatch: 145 kg 150.5 kg (new WR) 152.5 kg World Record C&J: 175 kg 188.5 kg (new WR) 190 kg World Record […]
Here is some inspiration for your next workout. Another Zlatan Vanev clip from the Unbelievable Bulgarians Training Hall DVD got uploaded to YouTube. Just a regular day in the office. Update 01.05.2015: His 5 attempts at 210kg Clean & Jerk
First news from the 2011 World Weightlifting Championships. The Bulgarian Team is not allowed to take part in this years competition. The ban follows violations of the regulations on doping control. The decision was made on September 14, 2010 by the Executive Committee of the World Weightlifing Federation and was confirmed after no measures were […]
Another clip from the 1993 Heavy Metal in Melbourne DVD from IronMind. Training just days before the 1993 World Championships, Ivan Chakarov does a no-no-no back squat with 270 kgs weighing about 91 kgs for three reps.