Monthly Archives: November 2011

Is that really it? Another Worlds comes to an end…

After more than a week of high-octane activity another World Weightlifting Championships has come to an end. The manic pace of trying to catch as many sessions of lifting as possible, all while fulfilling one’s basic food/water/sleep/bathroom requirements, is finally … Continue reading

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A record falls in the supers…

Sitting now in the 105+ men’s A session, where the weights were positively moving in the snatch portion of the competition. The top nine guys all managed 190 or more, and Iran’s Behdad Salimikordasiabi snatched a new current world record of … Continue reading

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Graber in a bind; the 94s and 105s

A day like today–which featured two outstanding men’s sessions–reminds you just why it is you flew halfway around the world to subsist on bad food and minimal sleep for a week or more. Watching the men’s 94 and 105 sessions … Continue reading

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To Hell (and Back?): The Championships Continue…

The descent into progressively deeper and deeper circles of Hell continues here at EuroDisney, where every day brings new miseries. Just when you begin to think things can’t possibly get any worse, some asshole dressed as Goofy springs from around … Continue reading

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strong lifting and mustaches in the 77s and 75s

I never would have imagined I’d enter a Starbucks while visiting France, and yet that’s exactly what I was forced to do last night. It’s unfortunately the only place in this outpost of hell that serves something resembling coffee at … Continue reading

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