It’s finally here: Lift the World by the International Weightlifting Federation. It’s meant to introduce weightlifting to a general audience, which means that you won’t see the craziest training lifts or the latest discussions about training programs. No, it’s about the people and the passion behind the world’s best sport. I think you’ll agree that […]
Previously in China … 17 year old Long Decheng (CHN) clean & jerking 158 at 56kg at the 2012 Fall Nationals. This lift is three kilo above the Youth World Record. Long is the 2014 Asian Junior Champion but otherwise hasn’t appear internationally, likely due to the depth of the Chinese team in this category. […]
Previously at the 2014 World Championships … Here is the 171kg Snatch by 27 year old Zhong Guoshun‘S (77kg). This was on his second attempt. After Godelli, who was lighter, made the same weight, Zhong missed 172kg on his third attempt. With Daniel Godelli’s positive test, this lift will get Zhong the Snatch Gold Medal (as […]
Meanwhile in China … After we saw Lu Xiaojun do this exercise with 220kg, here is Liao Hui (69kg) with 200kg Bottom Up Overhead Squats (Dead OHS). More: Watch Liao’s 400kg Front Rack Hold.
Previously in China … London Olympic Champion Li Xueying (CHN) snatching 111kg at 58kg at the 2009 National Games. Then 19 years old this lift is one kilo above the Junior World Record. She didn’t appear internationally after her 2012 Gold due to bombing domestically and injuries, however she is training again and is aiming […]
From the 2014 World Championships … Here is the final lift of the 85kg category. Tian Tao’s 219kg Clean & Jerk World Record attempt. Six weeks earlier at the Asian Games he equaled the World Record with 218kg (and simultaneously setting the new Junior WR). Update: Folks, I just asked Tian Tao about best Front […]
Blast from the past … One of the best saves ever, Zhang Xiangsen with 130kg at the 1996 Olympics 54kg. He got 2nd overall, battling against the great Halil Mutlu. Not less remarkable are his somewhat unorthodox training methods. I think we, once again, have discovered the secret behind the Chinese weightlifting school. via Wikipedia: […]
Previously in China … Back in 2011 Tian Tao (then 17) competed at the Chinese Intercity Games and Totaled 366kg @ 77kg. He went 161 + 205. Current 77kg Youth World Records: 155/182/331 More: His 220kg Clean & Jerk in training.
Here is a clip from last year when Hookgrip was on a visit in China. A Jerk training session last summer in a Chinese university training hall. The coach is Jin Jiangtao, a former Junior World Champion in the 62kg class. He snatched 151kg @ 69kg at the 2013 Summer Universiade. More: Jerk Foot Position