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Beijing 2008 - Weightlifting

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posted Aug 7, 2008

I'm having trouble with my 2.5's

any tips?

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posted Aug 8, 2008

Hey whats the highest a 57kg guy can lift over his head?

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posted Aug 9, 2008

kconfire - try 2.2's.

LondonKhan -There is an algebric formula for this, but unfortunately I cannot pass it on to you as I do not understand it.

I read not so long ago that most of the spectators of weightlifting were either other weightlifters or their entourage.

This sport is strictly for "aficionados", which I am not. laugh

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comment by Luke (U10604068)

posted Aug 9, 2008

I love the weightlifting. Especially the lighter classes. Awesome strength!

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posted Aug 9, 2008

To the athlete who won gold: congratulations. A word of caution: do not divide the audience between Chinese and non-Chinese supporters. This implies that only Chinese people support Chinese athletes. This is not in line with the Olympic spirit!
As a Canadian who has spent five years teaching in Sichuan, I find the comment that "I had the special support of the audience, especially from the Chinese audience, ..." unfriendly. I may not be in the venue, and I may not be in Beijing, but my support goes to all athletes who compete, regardless of their nationality.

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posted Aug 9, 2008

"I read not so long ago that most of the spectators of weightlifting were either other weightlifters or their entourage."

Yeah, we have all "read stuff somewhere" in the past to back up our comments. Where did you read that, Heat magazine?
If you are not into weights then why on earth are you posting in this article? Bafoon!

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posted Aug 9, 2008

Ok whats the highest world record has a 57kg person lifed and whats the average they can lift (in KGS)

thx

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posted Aug 11, 2008

Fantastic achievement, well done!!!

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posted Aug 12, 2008

To anyone who has ever trained with weights at any time, they will realise that this acheivement is staggering. I weigh 95kg and train 5 days a week with weights. I'm not weak but would struggle to lift 100kg overhead. These athlete's accomplishments a truly staggering. Congratulations from an appreciative fan.

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posted Aug 12, 2008

There is so much more to it than brute strength, technique is a massive factor, plus their agility and flexibility are extremely impressive not to mention explosiveness. At Mexico in 68 they tested weightlifters and 100m sprinters over 20m and the weightlifetrs were faster.

FoNZ might be able to shed some light, but I think they deadlift nearly twice what they snatch.

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posted Aug 12, 2008

Correct me on this one but...

I vaguely remember elite lifters deadlift /clean ratio being approximately 1.6.

Take Hossein Rezazadeh if his C and J is 263kg his deadlift would be 420kg. Not too unbelievable.

His best Snatch at 213kg doubled would make 426kg deadlift.

Ok so its only one guy but a deadlift / snatch ratio of 2:1 certainly does seem achievable.

Currently the percentage of snatch to clean and jerk is approximately 80% in elite level. So again 80% of Rezazadeh's 263kg C and J would be 210kg. Thats 1% less than his actual.

The numbers seem pretty close.

On another note..

In addition to the sprinters I believe they also tested weightlifters in the standing long jump where they performed better than the other athletes.

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posted Aug 16, 2008

I'm so happy for Jang Mi-ran. A great effort. Korea's population is smaller than ours but look where they are in the medal table. A miracle on the Han indeed.

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