It’s time for what is likely going to be the best weightlifting competition of the year. The 2017 Chinese National Games in Tianjin. Being held once every four years, it is the most important national level sports event in China – their national Olympics. The Chinese team prepared all year for this. We’ll see their […]
Meanwhile at the 69kg session at the 2017 Chinese National Games … 23 year old Shi Zhiyong (Olympic champ) clean and squat jerks 198kg for the win. Snatch: x160, x160, 160kg Clean & Jerk: 193, 198, x200! Liao Hui second (160/194). A post shared by All Things Gym (@atginsta) on Sep 3, 2017 at 3:51am […]
Meanwhile in China … Here is a quick CCTV news update from the Chinese team as they are preparing for the 2017 Chinese national games in September. Featuring: Lu Xiaojun, Liao Hui, Chen lijun, Meng Cheng, Tian Tao and co. Translation If you speak Chinese, please help with a summary / translation in the comments […]
Meanwhile in China … Time for the winter training camp update of the Chinese men’s team. They are training in the Wuzhishan camp in the Hainan province. Yu Jie along with his boys Lu Xiaojun, Liao Hui, Tian Tao and co. are preparing for the Chinese nationals games. Update: Lu Xiaojun Video, needs translation translation […]
After all the rumors there is finally something official to report from Liao Hui. 6 months after he, rather bluntly, announced his retirement from weightlifting, Liao Hui said he will give weightlifting another shot and prepare for Tokyo 2020! Sources (they all pretty much say the same thing): sports.china.com sports.sina.com sports.sina.com.cn
Here is a quicky from the 2014 Worlds Training Hall … Liao Hui with 320kg Front Rack Holds! More: Later that week he snatched 166kg for a new World Record! Liao with a 400kg Rack Hold.
In light of Liao Hui announcing the end of his weightlifting career [news here] I thought it was appropriate to re-upload one of his career highlights that I was fortunate enough to witness in person. His insane 166kg Snatch World Record from the 2014 World Championships in Almaty. More from Liao: his 170kg Snatch and […]
Meanwhile in China … Liao Hui Front Squats 260kg! More: Read the Hookgrip Liao Hui Interview here. "Where should one's balance be in a squat?" is a question we often receive. In China, athletes are taught to keep their balance over the midfoot (ie center of the supporting surface). According to professor Gu Yongquan balance […]
Meanwhile in China … Liao Hui Jerked 220kg… and even re racked the weight! So now the consensus is that this is fake (meaning one of the plates)?