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
Previously in the 2014 Worlds Training Hall … Deng Wei (63kg World Champion) Squatting 160kg x2. This was 5 days out from competition and the heaviest weight for her that day. She did at least 3 sets with that weight (that I saw). Before that she did 150×2 (a weight she can Front Squat in training) […]
Previously in the 2014 World Championships Training Hall … Liao Hui (69kg) with a 235kg Squat x2 Yep, that|s a pretty big Squat, but if you read his interview you know that his all time best is 280kg. More: Watch his 166kg Snatch World Record here. (Video also on Facebook and Instagram @atginsta)
Here is a 13 minute video about Lu Yong that aired before the 2013 Chinese National Games after which he retired from weightlifting. Update: Thanks to playaplaya for the translation below! Translation The video starts off with saying this is a normal practice session after the 2012 olympic games. Lu Yong is getting ready for the 2013 […]
Meanwhile in China … Deng Wei (63kg) Front Squats 150kg for a double. More: Watch her 142kg Clean & Jerk at Worlds.