Meanwhile in Rio … That has to be one of the craziest weightlifting sessions ever, with this being one of the best lifts ever! 31 year old Lu Xiaojun snatches 177kg at 77kg! 100kg Over bodyweight! Update 16.01.2017: 170, 175, 177kg Snatch Comparison!
Meanwhile at the 2016 Youth World Championships more lifting prodigies break their own world records… This time Yeison Lopez (77kg, Colombia) smashes his own 156kg youth snatch world record by 1kg on his second attempt, then breaks it again with 160kg on his final attempt. Yeison looked completely unfazed when setting up to break them, […]
Meanwhile at the 2016 Youth World Championships… Clarence Cummings (69kg, USA) just broke his own youth world record in the clean and jerk by 2kg and tied his total world record. He also gained 3 new American records in the Clean and Jerk, followed by 3 gold Youth Championship medals. He went 135/182/317, skipping his […]
Meanwhile at the Rio 2016 Olympics … 25 year old Long Qingquan (56kg) just became a two time Olympic champion (after 2008)! 137kg Snatch + 170kg Clean & Jerk for a new World Record Total (breaking Mutlu’s)! Om Yun Chol second with 134+169. 137kg Snatch Video 170kg Clean & Jerk Video Long Qingquan (-56kg, @hookgripchn) […]
Meanwhile at the 2015 World Championships… Update 04.08.2016: My side view of Om Yun Chol’s 171kg Clean & Jerk World Record Update 10.12.2015: My side view of the 139kg Snatch World Record by Wu Jingbiao.
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 at the Junior Worlds… Yeison Lopez (Colombia) wins the 77kg class with a bang. He raised the snatch world record to 156kg from 155kg by Andranik Karapetya (Armenia). Then increased his own clean and jerk plus total world records by 4kg and 12kg with a 190kg clean and jerk (346kg total). Update: Got a […]
Meanwhile at the Junior Worlds… New Junior World Weightlifting Champion Clarence Cummings (69kg, USA) just had a perfect session, lifting 6 out of 6, winning 2 Golds and taking home 2 new Youth World Records (plus 8 American Records). He finished with 137kg/180kg/317kg. The old youth clean and jerk world record was 173kg set by […]
Meanwhile at the Fajr Cup IWF Grand Prix… Kianoush Rostami (85kg, Iran) finally nails his goal of holding the world records. He only made four attempts, passing the final one in each discipline and finished first with a 175kg snatch and a 220kg clean and jerk for a 395kg total. 170/175/—, 210/220/— کیانوش رستمی 220kg […]