Meanwhile in Iran …
Rasoul Taghian gets a 211 Clean & Jerk for an unofficial World Record in the 77kg!
At the Asian Games this week he won with a 366kg total (163kg Snatch + 203kg Clean & Jerk).
Remember Hysen Pulaku doing the same weight?
Thanks to Jay for submitting.
Update: YouTube Video
I like watching how he reacts with the bar, catches bounces and explodes
Think he had 213 in him? 215? He probably did. They just didn’t post it.
A lot of lifters make a max lift look easy but if you add like 5kg they would miss the lift. I’m sure some of the other top 77kg lifters like from china have higher training maxes then contest lifts also though thats is pretty normal. Iran is becoming one of the best international teams though.
That’s a valid and interesting point. At these weights, if the lifter does not get the bar moving fast and crisply with precise technique, he will not likely make a successful attempt. It’s one of the things that separates the olympic lifts from other lifts, such as the powerlifts. With the latter, it is common, even expected, for form to break down with max or near max attempts. Very rarely do you see a weightlifter struggle with a record-making weight. He either gets it or he does not. The really amazing lifts sometimes are precisely the ones where the lifter is fighting, such as when he comes up slowly and with difficulty on the clean, and then manages to make the jerk.
I wonder what the Lu’s and co have done in training.
We all remember Hysen, Gregor ;_;
Dat bar oscillation
My coach who used to train with him said he did not go to the olympics because he had disagreements with Bagheri, the head coach.
Past tense http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=620999957911619&set=a.590498274295121.1073741828.590494800962135&type=1&theater
Just being curious here, but is that a valid lift? I thought the athlete and bar had to stand motionless at the end of the clean before moving on to the jerk part. Clearly a bit of oscillation is to be expected with these weights, but in this case it seems excessive. Thanks.
I’ve just checked, and indeed there seem to be a provision to be motionless before attempting the jerk. See point 2.7.2 in the IWF technical rules (http://www.iwf.net/doc/technical.pdf)
I was thinking the same. I’m pretty sure on a world stage that would get red lighted, at least from what I’ve read & heard about the rules around oscillation.
I hate those unoffical world records, cause there are no unofficial wr’s, either it is a valid worldrecord with drug test, weigh in or not, and this here is nothing, call it a training lift at 83-85kg and some juice. Just my opinion.
Semantics. He lifted more than the official world record thus it is an unofficial world record. Of course only the official ones REALLY matter, but it doesn’t hurt to indicate to people that yes, this lift does indeed exceed the most that has been lifted in competition in this dude’s weight class.
Ali k says
Phil has a valid point; if he is over 77kg (which he undoubtedly will be if he is at training weight) then it isn’t a 77kg world record, unofficial or not.
All these guys at the international level cut weight for meets. If training lifts count as unofficial world records, I have an unofficial world record in powerlifting!
They don’t count for anything. That’s why they’re unofficial. They mean nothing
Unofficial world record.. Who knows what the unofficial world record is? That why we have REAL OFFICIAL world records