Meanwhile in China … at the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympics.
17 year old Simon Martirosyan from Armenia wins the +85kg session with a Youth World Record.
It started off with a bad decision in the Snatch.
Simon opened with 170 (already 20kg higher than the others). Then increased to 183kg to go for a new Youth Snatch World Record (he holds the current one at 182kg). The judges decided 2:1 against it. The lift comes after the 221 in the video below. He then missed 185kg behind on his 3rd attempt.
The Clean & Jerk went according to plan.
He went 192, 205 and 221kg (weighting 110.98kg), taking the +94kg Youth World Record from his countryman Ruben Aleksanyan (220kg).
Beastmode! He’s so confident and was similing all the way. “Yep, I’ve got this!”
Anyone with ARM connections? I’d like to know if he’s related to the other
Martirosyans (Tigran V was one of his coaches), his height and if he wants to compete as 105 or SHW as a junior going forward.
but where was a guy from kazahstan who did 190+230 a month ago?
Good question… Selimhan Abubakarov was on an earlier start list. So they originally planned to let him start here..
Injury according to coach Akhmetov.
I don’t know enough about the technical aspect of these lifts…why was the 183kg snatch red-lighted?
Two of the judges mistook the corrective elbow rotation in his left arm for a rebend of the elbow which you are not allowed to do after you locked the weight out overhead.