Here is one the the more unusual exercise variations you see in training halls … Rim un Sim (58kg) performing multiple sets of 10 of what looks like stiff legged Good Mornings. More: The Big Junior Worlds Post on ATG.
Highlight from the 2014 Worlds Training Hall … Kim Unju (75kg, North Korea) Squatting 175kg x5 four days out from competition. This was the heaviest squat I saw performed by a female athlete that week (wasn’t there when the +75kg ladies were squatting). Gotta love the whole team counting reps. They did this for most of the […]
Previously in the 2014 Worlds Training Hall … Rim Jong Sim (75kg, North Korea) Front Squats 160kg x2, eight days out from competition. She did 5 or 6 sets with that weight I believe. In the end she finished 4th (3rd once Kim Unju’s ban is official) with 123 + 153. (Video also on Facebook […]
From the 2014 World Championships … Here is Kim Un Guk’s (62kg, North Korea) 150kg Gold Medal Snatch. 4kg off his 154kg World Record Snatch which he set six weeks earlier at the 2014 Asian Games. Watch in 1080p50 for best quality. (Video also on Facebook and Instagram @atginsta) Trivia: 150kg is the same weight he won with […]
Previously in the 2014 World Championships Warm-up Area … Here are three clips showing Olympic Champion and World Record Holder Om Yun Chol (56kg, North Korea). The 155kg Clean & Jerk at the end was his last warm up attempt before he went out for his 162kg opener, which he missed. As always, watch it […]
Previously in the 2014 Worlds Training Hall. Choe Jon Wi (77kg, North Korea) Clean Pulling 205kg x3. All the North Koreans used that distinct pulling style. That is pulling up to mid thigh on the first reps and only finishing the extension on the last rep. (Video also on Facebook and Instagram @atginsta)
Here is Om Yun Chol’s 168kg (Triple Bodyweight) Clean & Jerk from the 2014 World Championships. Update: This Still Frame makes a nice desktop wallpaper I think. (Make sure you watch in 1080p50 for the best experience) (Video also on Facebook and Instagram @atginsta) After missing both his openers in the Snatch and C&J and […]
Meanwhile in Korea … at the 2014 Asian Games. Another day another world record. Today it was the Nadezhda Evstyukhina’s 163kg that fell victim to the North Korean Super Powers. Unju Kim (NK) Clean & Jerked 164kg at 75kg Bodyweight! Her lifts were: 120 125 128 in the Snatch and 156, 163, 164 in the C&J (Full Results) I […]