Meanwhile in Iran… This just got posted by the Iranian weightlifting national team. Sohrab Moradi (85kg lifter) broke (unofficial?) the Clean & Jerk world record with 220kg (was 218kg by Zhang Yong, 1998). For a bit of background, Sohrab won the 1st Asian CUP-Interclub Weightlifting Championships (30 November 2011) with a 176 kg Snatch and […]
Check out Bruce Klemens’ collection of sequences from the 2012 US Nationals. Chad Vaughn 141 kg (311 lb) Snatch Chad Vaughn 184 kg (405 1/2 lb) Clean & Jerk Here is the 184kg C&J on video. Other lifts can be seen in the 77kg Highlights video.
Meanwhile in Iran… Behdad Salimi going for a 260kg Clean and Jerk via Iran weightlifting national team
And so a meme was born. Shout out to reader Giovanni de Matteis who shared it on Facebook.
Check out Lu Xiaojun’s back on the cover of MILO 19.4. Reminds me of that iconic IronMind poster “Backs are to lifters what biceps are to bodybuilders.” MILO 19.4 cover: Lu Xiaojun (China) bangs away on some snatch pulls in the training hall at the 2011 World Weightlifting Championships (Disneyland–Paris) a couple of days before winning […]
Just stumbled across this photo from the 1980 Olympics in Moscow. Leonid Taranenko, Valentin Khristov, Gyorgy Szalai. Something felt wrong about it, so I found the original.
Sergey Daragan recently lifted 125kg on IronMind’s Rolling Thunder. Photo Credit via IronMind To put that into perspective, here is Sergey with a 230kg (507lbs) single arm deadlift.
Now this is proper MWOD. Back walking via Arnold Weightlifting Championships on Facebook
Here is a Clean & Jerk sequence of Oleg Perepetchenov. Via: this discussion on the pendlayforum Click the image for the complete sequence.