The Clean & Jerk didn’t start out as planned as he missed his opner at 177. He came back out for the same weight and nailed it on his second attempt. For his third attempt he increased to 182kg. This lift gave him bodyweight advantage over Kim Myong Hyok from North Korea.
Result: Silver medal in the Total with 334kg! (also Egypian records in Snatch and Total)
My Personal Thoughts:
As many of you know, Mohamed is a personal favorite of mine. I love watching his training videos and really enjoyed following his progress leading up to worlds.
Many people have criticized his creative choice of assistance exercises, but there is not much left to argue about when you can back it up with medals at senior world championships.
Anyway, with his less than perfect training conditions in a country that went through a crisis, to me Mohamed resembles the spirit of weightlifting. I was really happy to see him on the podium.
More from Mohamed:
Update: Different Angle
Update: Hookgrip Slow Motion Video