Meanwhile in Korea … at the 2014 Asian Games.
Here are Lu Xiaojun’s lifts from the 77kg Session:
It started out pretty normal. He went 3/3 in the Snatch with 165, 170 and 175. All lifts very solid.
In the Clean & Jerk however he missed his first two attempts at 200kg! Luckily he made his third and got a 375kg total (5kg below his own WR Total). Full 77kg Results here.
More Lu: Watch the short documentary about him if you haven’t yet done so.
Short Interview with Lu
Update: Thanks “Lu M” and Victor for the translation.
News anchors essentially talk about he blew away the competition but kept the audience nervous at the same time.
Lyu’s Interview Part 1: On the first attempt, admittedly I was definitely too anxious. How do I put this… there was some hesitation as to how to open on the C&J… I wanted to put it a way [on the first attempt] because I know the strength of the North Korean. I knew he had no chance at 207.
Part 2: [Talking about his conversation with his coach before selecting his attempt numbers] stop tormenting yourself, lets just directly go for 200. I’ll hit it first attempt no problem. Coach asks “are you confident” and I go yea I’m confident. (hence all his smiles/smirks during this part).
The reporter also said that in his recent training, Lu has only hit 170+200, but being a veteran competitor, he felt the confidence to go directly for 200 on the first attempt.
Also at the end of the video the commentator mentions how lu has been a father for 50 days…
175kg Snatch Side View