Monthly Archives: September 2010

Women’s 75s, and “Rocky IV” on a weightlifting stage

Two great competitions today: the women’s 75 and the men’s 77. Both had tight competitions in both disciplines, and both saw competitors taking weights around or above World Record levels. The women’s competition was first. I got to the venue … Continue reading

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69 A session

After milling around the training hall for a few hours, far longer than i anticipated, I realized it was almost time for the 69 mens A session, which would likely have some big weights being thrown around. I started moving … Continue reading

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Day 2, continued

While we’re on the subject of “serious” lifting, I should probably say something about the French lifters I saw yesterday. I just finished watching the womens 69 B session, where Danica Rue did 90 and 115 (more on that later), … Continue reading

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Day 2; lots of training, and a world record

It’s something like 3AM. I’m sitting on the rooftop terrace of my hotel; to my left I can hear someone in an adjacent hotel taking a shower, or possibly hosing down a room. I’ll assume it’s a shower. Despite the … Continue reading

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Arrival in Antalya

The surest sign that you have arrived in Turkey is the number of people smoking cigarettes at any given moment. When I walked out of the airport, after a quick flight from Rome to Istanbul and an even quicker one … Continue reading

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