Meanwhile at the Russian National Championships…
David Bedzhanyan(105kg) tied Ilya Ilyin’s 242kg World Record Clean and Jerk, breaking the Russian Record for the 105kg Clean and Jerk in the process.
This is the first time we’ve seen him on the platform since 2014 Worlds where he Clean and Jerked 240kg and I think this might be the heaviest power jerk on film.
If you haven’t seen it yet, David did an interview which was translated back in February where he says he squat jerked 245kg.
well, benzi gave a clear answer to illya after worlds 2014 : i’m always here, and i’ll fight for gold !!
i hope that we’ll see all of three (benzi, ilya, nurudinov) in houston in three months for worlds… it would be a very interesting battle one year before olympics!!
ilya has said hes not competing at 2015 worlds
Gregory Foster says
Wow! Too bad I had to stop watching after the snatches. This would have been great to see! Incredibly clean lift. His back strength is just absurd.
Holy s*#t! Amazing. Can’t wait until Rio!