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Her biggest competition was Meng Suping who fell short of the World Records, but got a new competition PR.
Tatiana posted 145kg as her starting weight in the Snatch, continued with 152kg to break her own world record (which she set at the London Olympics) and finished of with 155kg.
In the Clean and Jerk she started with 185kg and raised it to 193kg in order to break Zhou Lulu’s World Record, skipping her third attempt for a total of 348kg and 2 World Records in the Snatch, 1 World Record in the Clean and Jerk and 2 World Records in the Total.
Here is her 193kg Clean & Jerk
Afterwards she said that she was initially very weak and started preparing seriously in September. Before that she worked with weights of only 50-70 kg, not more. (via)
Honestly, I did not even think that I would be in that form for the World Championships.
She also said that she was ready for the 3rd Clean & Jerk, but the head coach and her personal coach decided that 5 world records were enough that day.
- Her breaking her own Total world record by 14 kg (334 to 348) is the biggest margin of any broken world record in any gender since the introduction of the current weight categories in 1998.
- Kashirina is one of three lifters (either gender) currently holding all three world records in a single weight category, alongside Liu Chunhong (CHN, women’s 69kg) and Liao Hui (CHN, men’s 69kg).
More from Tatiana: Her and her Coach’s Interview
Update: Hookgrip Slow Motion of the Snatch