Here are a couple of videos that are in need of a translation. A summary of the main points would be greatly appreciated. First a video from the press conference after his 94kg domination. Translation thanks to reader Russ: We respect Ilya. We understand how difficult it was for you to achieve your victory. The last […]
German newspaper “Stern” wants to know who the most attractive Olympian is. You know what to do! Julia Rohde is currently in second place (7,26), behind swimmer Zsuszanna Jakabos (8,16). Let’s get a weightlifter to the top!
Yay! More London 2012 training hall videos are appearing. Here is the man himself, Ilya Ilyin, a few days prior to winning the Men’s 94kg with an effortless 200kg Power Clean & Jerk. Update: More Ilya. Update: gif with bar path Update: Different Angle Comment from the uploader: I can confirm that this is in fact 200kg […]
That went faster than I expected. As I mentioned in the +105kg post, Matthias suffered no injuries to bones or the spinal cord. “The examination shows a ligament injury to the cervical vertebrae, a bruised sternum and a pulled muscle in the thoracic spine” said the doctor.
Ok, so all the London 2012 Weightlifting events are over. I will be updating the posts as soon as new material trickles in (Did you film videos? Let me know!) Thanks to everybody for stopping by, posting comments and being hilarious in the chat. Here is the chat after Lu Xiajun’s 175kg Snatch World Record. […]
The Final Session! The Men’s +105kg (B Group here) of the London 2012 Olympics is over. BBC Recordings: will be here (I use a VPN to watch the BBC Streams) Update: Official Recordings on YouTube Join the Live Chat at allthingsgym.com/chat/ Snatch: This was the shocker of the evening – Matthias Steiner takes a bad hit by losing 196kg over his head (backup gif). Update: According […]
Super Heavyweight Time! The Men’s +105kg B Group (A Group here) of the London 2012 Olympics is over. BBC Recordings: will be here (I use a VPN to watch the BBC Streams) Join the Live Chat for the other session at allthingsgym.com/chat/ Snatch: Yauheni Zharnasek looked super solid, got 196kg! Damon Kelly went 3/3 with 165kg on his third attempt. Fernando Reis got […]
David Rigert comments that Klokov didn’t even fly out to London. Klokov had failed to recover from a knee injury that also required surgery and had not flown to London, said David Rigert, head coach of the Russian weightlifting team. And for all you Akkaev surgery doubters: “(The decision) was taken after the surgery, and the surgery […]
The Men’s 105kg (B Group here) of the London 2012 Olympics is over. No Klokov and no Akkaev (see the official entry weights below). BBC Recordings: will be here (I use a VPN to watch the BBC Streams) Update: Official Recordings on YouTube Join the Live Chat at allthingsgym.com/chat/ And the winner of this 105kg session is… Ilya Ilin. Update: Reader Struan took videos […]