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Another Worlds come and gone…

Dammit! Just when it feels like the Worlds are in full swing, when the records are falling and the lifters are growing in stature, the whole thing—plates and all—comes to an end. And so it was with this year’s Worlds, much … Continue reading

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The hotel builds a waterpark; Graber and the Brits; the 56s

After a long, long day, I am finally back at the hotel, relaxing for a bit before getting in the three or four hours of sleep needed to survive. I’m sitting in the hotel lobby taking advantage of the only … Continue reading

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More training; training with Lu Xiaojun; the arrival of Mr Graber

It’s the end of another long day spent in the training hall. More athletes, coaches, and delegates have arrived; I’m trying to upload videos over an internet connection slower than what Matthew Broderick used in “WarGames”; and Graber is snoring and … Continue reading

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The teams start to arrive; some casual training by the Chinese…

Unlike at previous years’ Worlds—Turkey in 2010, Paris in 2011—I’ve arrived at this year’s Championships before the actual start of the competition, and indeed before almost anybody else. When I went to get my accreditation (The Human Circus this year having … Continue reading

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