Here is 22 year old Mattie Rogers (69kg) in the warm up area at worlds 2017.
Last Warm Ups:
During the clean and jerks there were a lot of two minute clocks. That’s why you see her last warm up 9 minutes before her first attempt. They were just about to take another warm up attempt when she was finally called on stage.
Mattie originally took home bronze, but she is likely to get silver as Romela Begaj supposedly tested positive.
5 warm up sets… apparently that’s all it takes to warm up for a new clean & jerk world record.
Here is 29 year old Sohrab Moradi (94kg) in the warm up area at worlds 2017.
233kg Clean & Jerk World Record
Meanwhile in Doping News …
Following allegations by the German documentary of widespread doping the IOC kicked off a reanalysis of Beijing 2008 and London 2012 samples (for all sports).
As expected there are lots of weightlifters who got caught.
Via Inside the Games:
The violation is considered as one rather than two as Ilyin had not been notified of his first violation at Beijing before he committed the second violation in London.
Ilyin’s two-year length of ineligibility has been based on the rules applicable in 2008 and 2012 with two years being the basic sanction which could be imposed for a first violation involving “non-specified substances”.
The Updated IWF Sanctioned Athletes List now shows:
Update 30.09.2017: Meanwhile in Budapest …
Countries Affected: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, China, Moldova, Kazakhstan, Russia, Turkey and Ukraine.
Update 05.05.2017: The Kazakh federation reports that it received the following news from the IWF (via). The IWF has released no...
Here is a quick training hall edit of 19 year old Rebeka Koha in the training hall at worlds 2017.
I didn’t have enough footage to make a full session video (with all sets etc.). So today you get just the heaviest weights compiled into a 3 minute video.
About those rounded back deadlifts. Coach Eduards Andruskevics told me he likes them, because in addition to all the weightlifting specific exercises that usually require isometric strength (keeping the back straight), it’s important to train the full range of motion of a muscle (from rounded – full stretch, to full contraction) in addition to all. Use light weights and caution.
Here is the first training session of the strongest man in the Americas in the 2017 world championships training hall.
NEW on ATG: @rreisfernando Hang Snatch + Back Squat Session! Full video on allthingsgym.com! Swipe for real-time version #170kg #snatch #hangsnatch #levantamentodepeso #brazil A post shared by All Things Gym (@atginsta) on Jan 8, 2018 at 12:32pm PST
Here is Sohrab Moradi’s heavy training session at the 2017 Worlds.
He worked up to a 180kg Snatch and 220kg Clean & Jerk (in competition his openers were 176/220)
This was during Lasha’s Heavy Training Session. You can see him in the background a couple of times.
Here is Mohamed Ehab’s training hall session form the 2017 worlds.
This was his first session in Anaheim, four days out from becoming 2017 world champion. He told me this would be the heaviest he would go in training.
@mohamed_ehab_youssef (77kg, Egypt ) Snatching 165kg on his way to become 2017 World Champion! #2017iwfwwc #165kg #snatch #egypt A post shared by All Things Gym (@atginsta) on Dec 3, 2017 at 11:46am PST
The International Weightlifting Federation released the 2018 rule book.
Download PDF: Technical and Competition Rules and Regulations.
What’s New in 2018: (All changes are listed on the last two pages of the PDF)
These were the 2017 Changes:
Also updated: IWF Constitution and By Laws
Here is the heaviest training hall session I have ever filmed.
5 days out from competition, 24 year old Lasha Talakhadze (166kg) worked up to:
Session Duration: around 90 minutes.
Whenever Lasha does his heavy trainings you can feel the nervousness of the coaching staff. Everything gets triple checked. The bar, the platform, everything gets an inspection by Giorgi Asanidze and Co. Some dust particles on the edge of the platform? You bet they will get wiped away before Georgia’s national treasure steps foot on it.
Lasha, however seemed relaxed as always. “You want me to snatch 210 today? Okay, no problem.”, or something along those lines, is what I imagine the conversation before training to be like.
In addition to the usual tension before such a heavy training, this one had the added bonus of having the Iranian team train just a few meters away from Lasha. You can see them in the background a couple of times.
Here is one of the smoothest technicians around …
Watch 24 year old Kuo Hsing-Chun (58kg, Taiwan) in the warm up area at the 2017 world championships.
Snatch Warm Up:
Kuo Hsing-Chun Warm Up Area 2017 World Championships is a post by Gregor Winter from All Things Gym.
A highlight from the 2017 Worlds …
Farkhodbek Sobirov 183kg Snatch 2017 World Championships is a post by Gregor Winter from All Things Gym.
Here is Lydia Valentin’s heavy squat session at the 2017 worlds.
This was eight days out, a day after her heavy clean & jerk session (video follows later).
A post shared by All Things Gym (@atginsta) on Nov 26, 2017 at 11:17am PST
Here is 19 year old Fares Elbakh’s @mesohossana (94kg, Qatar ) Clean & Jerking 220kg!
This was a 9kg PR in international competition to take home silver in the clean and jerk. He just moved up to 94kg after winning junior worlds at 85kg this year.
Here is a squat session with 19 year old Fares “Meso Hassona” Elbakh (94kg, Qatar) in the 2017 worlds training hall.
A week out from competition he went for a new PR. His previous best squat was 270kg. Here he got 275 rather comfortably.
Later in competition he clean and jerked 220kg!
22 year old Loredana Toma (63kg, Romania) had a perfect competition in Anaheim.
She went 6/6, snatching 109kg, in the process of becoming 2017 World Champion!
More: Watch her Full Warm Up Session from Europeans U23 a 2 months earlier.
Here is Lasha Talakhadze’s 0-220kg Snatch World Record warm-up video.
Lasha Stats (December 2017):
World’s strongest hand. A post shared by Gregor Winter (@gregorwinter) on Dec 10, 2017 at 11:30am PST
While I am working on his 0-220kg warm up video, here is Lasha Talakhadze’s 220kg snatch world record from the 2017 world championships.
A 3kg improvement over his previous record from Europeans 2017.
How to shut up haters the right way…
Follow Mart on Instagram @martseim.
Just like in Rio they were butthurt over the jury’s (correct) decision to red light Salimi’s lifts.
Mart told me that before the lift, when he walked on stage he thought “not again, … Rio flashback”. He tried to focus on a clean lift as he missed his 251kg attempt before that. The 253kg secured his clean and jerk silver medal oder Iran’s Saeid Alihosseini.
Mart was furious. He said “Of course I was angry! Weightlifting fans used to be polite.”
After the competition some Iranian fans came up to him and apologized for their behaviour, saying that they weren’t booing him. This obviously completely misses the point as the damage was already done (Rustam Djangabaev missed his attempt).What do you think?
In european football, when “fans” misbehave the clubs get punished. I think IWF should consider the same for Iran.
By the way the audio in the video doesn’t really do it justice. It was insanely loud during his attempt.
Mart Seim vs. Shitty Iranian “Fans” 253kg Clean & Jerk PR is a post by Gregor Winter from All Things Gym.