The 2000 Sydney Olympics had a lot of epic lifts. Here is the men’s 69 kg category which was dominated by the Bulgarians. Georgi Markov set a new world record with a 165 kg snatch (363 lbs). Name Body Weight Snatch (kg) Clean & Jerk (kg) Total (kg) 1 2 3 1 2 3 Galabin Boevski 68.78 155.0 160.0 162.5 […]
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Unbelievable Bulgarians … Legendary Bulgarian weightlifter Galabin Boevski has been arrested with a 2 kg 9kg! cocaine shipment at an airport in Brazil. more here. Update: Reuters says 9kg of Colombian marching powder Update 2: He was sentenced to 9 years 4 months in prison.
Here are several training hall lifts from the Bulgarian Olympic weightlifting team training for the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul. This home made video was shot by an unknown weightlifting fan and found its way into the PHAT Elvis gym and has only been seen by a select few members of the U.S. weightlifting community. […]
As I mentioned recently I got myself the Unbelievable Bulgarians Training Hall DVD. Fascinating watch if you are into Olympic weightlifting. It shows a glimpse into their world one week prior to leaving for the 1998 World Weightlifting Championships. You’ve probably read a lot about the Bulgarian System already, but actually seeing these balls out lifts is […]
Dan John wrote about a “Beginners Program for the Olympic Lifts”. he suggests starting out the Bulgarian way, with deep squats then learn the clean – “Push the floor away” then get the bar overhead – learn true military press, push press, push jerk,split jerk, and the corresponding behind the neck variations of these exercises […]
Clips like this really get me hyped for the next training session. Bulgaria’s Zlatan Vanev warming up at the 1998 World Weightlifting Championships. Here is Zlatan Vanev’s training day on 19 (Tuesday) October 1999. His records in 77 kilos weight class were snatch 165 and c + j 205 and total 370: MORNING SESSION10.10 – 10.28 Snatch 80/2+110/2+140/1+150/1+(155/1 […]
Barry from Weightlifting Epiphanies visited the Eleiko Olympic Weightlifting Academy in Danville, California, where he got the chance to interview Ivan Abadjiev and Alexander Krychev. Here is part one of the interview. The goal of opening the Eleiko Olympic Weightlifting Academy was to duplicate what the Bulgarians did after 1968 Mexico Olympics, namely going from zero medals to dominating the 1972 […]