Meanwhile in Iran …
Check out 26 year old Rasoul Taghian (77kg).
He made 160+195 in the Iranian league last November. Prior to London he made 371kg (170+201, unofficial Iranian Total and Snatch records), but was not selected for their team!
Here he is a 172kg Snatch at 77kg.
Update: also check out his 201kg Clean & Jerk
Update: 160kg Snatch Double
Great lift. But still got some distance to catch up to the Chinese.
Dustin Oranchuk says
not really. assuming he could make this weight in competition (yes, i know that’s a BIG assumption) he would only be behind the Chinese by 3kg.
Lu Xiaojun was said to have made 180 in training. His 175 at the olympics was like butter too. Hopefully rehab for Lu Haojie is going well, I heard he didn’t take a break after the Olympics. I agree with Freakx, still a ways to go.
Lu did 180kg in training, so he is 8kg behind him. Anyway great lift.
Tony P says
Damn his feet are turned out on the catch. That always makes me nervous. Anyone know why he wasn’t selected for the team? Seems he would have done really well in London.
Cuz Iran had 6 only quotas. also this guy showed good results very late, when they already sent their names to the organizers.
dat ankle mobility