Monthly Archives: September 2010

The big guys come out; a fitting end to the competition

There was a break following the end of the 105 session, and for the 105+ session I grabbed a spot in the stands, not wanting to push my luck any more. I had been kicked out of the press area … Continue reading

Posted in olympic weightlifting, travel | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Klokov footage

A couple videos of this maniac unleashed.

Posted in olympic weightlifting, travel | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

105s; Klokov the animal; a world record shrug

Early Sunday afternoon I caught another cab–with a slightly less crazy driver–over to the venue for the last day of lifting. I had had a pot of Nescafe with breakfast and a couple of Turkish coffees already, so I was … Continue reading

Posted in olympic weightlifting, travel, Uncategorized | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

The 94s, and things you don’t want to hear from your taxi driver

Apart from a world record snatch attempt, and a close one at that, the 94s were somewhat dull compared to the excitement in many of the earlier (and later) classes. Although perhaps I’m biased, since at the international level this … Continue reading

Posted in olympic weightlifting, travel, Uncategorized | Tagged , , | 6 Comments

Craziness in the 85s, and a night with the Armenians

Despite no world records, the 85s was one of the most surprising and intense classes yet. No one could have predicted the extraordinary successes and upsets, as well as the disasters. I knew that Ara Khachatryan of Armenia and China’s … Continue reading

Posted in olympic weightlifting, travel, Uncategorized | Tagged , , | 2 Comments