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Kashirina takes all the records; the banquet to end all festivities…

Aaawww, Mama, Can This Really Be the End? How can it be? How is it that another World Championships has come and gone, seemingly in the blink of an eye? Staying awake long enough for terminal psychosis to nearly set … Continue reading

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Illin and the battle in the 105s…

If and when the history of Olympic weightlifting is written there are certain competitions that must surely form part of the sport’s mythology. Consider the 1987 World Championships, where Bulgaria’s Antonio Krastev snatched 216, the Soviet Union’s Leonid Taranenko clean … Continue reading

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Rumblings in Almaty; the training hall…

The ravages of sleep deprivation, which have driven me to the very edges of sanity, call for only a short update at the moment. I fear if I go to long my normally brilliant intelligible mutterings will devolve into total gibberish, … Continue reading

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Arrival in Almaty… finally…

It’s 5:30AM local time and after a voyage that was only slightly less grueling than landing on a comet halfway across the solar system, I have arrived in glorious Almaty, Kazakhstan. This is not a place that’s easy to get … Continue reading

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The 2014 Worlds? A mysterious phone call from Mr Lu…

KAZAKHSTAN! Can it really be? Is it true that another World Championships have arrived? Ye gods where does the time go?! I nearly missed the entire affair, were it not for a phone call early this morning. The caller was … Continue reading

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