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Olympic Weightlifting

Posted: Sat Jul 28, 2012 11:06 am
by robertscott
anyone else watching this? I'm currently watching tiny wee 48k women clean and jerking 96k!

Re: Olympic Weightlifting

Posted: Sat Jul 28, 2012 11:15 am
by robertscott
holy $h1t a 17 year old girl just clean and jerked 106k!

edit: better make that 108k! I think I'm in love

Re: Olympic Weightlifting

Posted: Sat Jul 28, 2012 11:35 am
by robertscott
well the 48k woman's class was won by a Chinese chick with a 93k snatch and 114k C&J! Astonishing. As usual, the lighter class was dominated by Asian folk.

Re: Olympic Weightlifting

Posted: Sat Jul 28, 2012 1:03 pm
by Dub
Thanks for the heads up! I just saw the whole competition. I felt pretty weak after that. There were these child-sized (Most under 150cm and in 48kg weightclass, looked like kids) asians who Snatched way over 80kg and Clean & Jerked over 110kg. That's bloody crazy. The winner squashed the competition, altough the Japanese came pretty close.

Re: Olympic Weightlifting

Posted: Sat Jul 28, 2012 2:13 pm
by robertscott
pfft, those tiny girls don't have to lift the weight as high, they're cheating...

I couldn't believe how strong they were. I've never really seen the women's lifting before, I'm going to have to seriously start training the olympic lifts to try and regain some shred of my manhood.

The men's +105kg is on August 7th. That'll be one to watch. I'm also going to make sure I catch the 85kg class as those guys'll be about the same weight as me, so I'll be interested to see how much stronger than me those dudes are too.

Re: Olympic Weightlifting

Posted: Sun Jul 29, 2012 3:49 pm
by Rik-Blades
Damn....if I knew i'd of watched it, according to my TV guide, theres no weightlifting until monday, 58kg Womens class.

Need a new guide :salute:

Re: Olympic Weightlifting

Posted: Sun Jul 29, 2012 4:35 pm
by stuward
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Re: Olympic Weightlifting

Posted: Mon Jul 30, 2012 5:02 am
by KPj
I'm excited about seeing how a local lifter, Peter Kirkbride does, too. He got silver at common wealth. Trains in a gym in my home town.

Here's a recent training video of him hitting 285kg back squat and making it look easy. I believe he competes at 94kg.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WVljrqcccwg" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

KPj

Re: Olympic Weightlifting

Posted: Mon Jul 30, 2012 5:23 am
by Rik-Blades
Oh yea...the internet! thanks :roll:

Re: Olympic Weightlifting

Posted: Tue Jul 31, 2012 2:57 pm
by stuward
A weightlifting medal for Canada. I never thought I would see it.

http://www.cbc.ca/olympics/weightliftin ... irard.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Re: Olympic Weightlifting

Posted: Tue Jul 31, 2012 3:07 pm
by robertscott
i watched a bit of that today. I haven't seen a single British lifter so far

Re: Olympic Weightlifting

Posted: Wed Aug 01, 2012 4:33 pm
by Proper Knob
robertscott wrote:i watched a bit of that today. I haven't seen a single British lifter so far
Jack Oliver and Zoe Smith have both broken British records over the last few days, and Gareth Evans and Natasha Perdue have competed. You've missed four out of our five lifters. Where have you been?

Re: Olympic Weightlifting

Posted: Wed Aug 01, 2012 6:32 pm
by robertscott
at work mate! I'll get a chance to see the second half of the 85k men on friday though

Re: Olympic Weightlifting

Posted: Sun Aug 12, 2012 4:26 pm
by Jungledoc
Olympic coverage in PNG seems pretty random, sometimes switching feeds to a different sport in the middle of an athlete's performance. Weightlifting is one sport that they have included a fair amount of, and I've caught part of it. We (speaking now for PNG) had both a male and female in the competition. The girl was eliminated straight away, the guy lasted a little longer. Still, pretty impressive for kids from a small country with no budget for training (to speak of).

Re: Olympic Weightlifting

Posted: Thu Dec 13, 2012 2:44 pm
by ephs
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xLN4OHxfbGQ" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

matthias steiner, german, gold medal winner at peking 2008 in 105kg+ weight class. his wife died some months before the competition. he puts on 10 kg more as his personal record in that lift, you have to watch it. this is mental power!