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The training hall; thoughts, footage

One of the more exciting elements of the World Championships was getting to see the athletes in the training hall. Competitions are exciting–and this one was no exception–but the training hall is where some real action is taking place. In … Continue reading

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The big guys come out; a fitting end to the competition

There was a break following the end of the 105 session, and for the 105+ session I grabbed a spot in the stands, not wanting to push my luck any more. I had been kicked out of the press area … Continue reading

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Klokov footage

A couple videos of this maniac unleashed.

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105s; Klokov the animal; a world record shrug

Early Sunday afternoon I caught another cab–with a slightly less crazy driver–over to the venue for the last day of lifting. I had had a pot of Nescafe with breakfast and a couple of Turkish coffees already, so I was … Continue reading

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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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