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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

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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

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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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