Oscar Figueroa, the 2016 Rio Olympics gold medallist, clean and jerks a massive 180kg in training. Having competed in 4 Olympics and finally realising his dream in Rio, Oscar has mentioned that he is considering going for a 5th Olympics in Tokyo 2020... This lift certainly seems indicative that he is, at the very least, remaining in shape.
Aleksey Lovchev is back training. These 200kg seated goodmornings are absolutely unbelievable. He has lower back strength on another level.
Moser Watch: This easy 155kg snatch is hopefully an exciting predictor of things to come. James trains with no program, pushing whatever he feels needs work on any day, never limiting himself within the confines of a program.
The astonishing James Moser Interview drops next week.
After an upsetting defeat for Artem Okulov on his return to the international stage at Europeans 2017 by Pielieshenko, it seems he is putting in work now. This 1+3 shows Okulov's mastery of his technique. Such a solid lifter, he is able to do reps with nearly 90% of his max with now breakdown in technique.
Mattie Rogers IS AMAZING. Now 30/30 in competition, she hasn't missed a lift in her last competitions. A 6/6 appearance is a meet many athletes rarely ever manage, let alone 5 times in a row. Mattie easily won nationals with what looked like a relatively easy sweep of the medals. With a new American Record clean and jerk of 134kg, alongside a snatch of 105, Mattie equalled her own American Record total of 239kg.
Mattie is rarely pushed in competition. I wonder what she might currently be capable of in a do or die situation.
Colin Burns wins nationals! Colin has once again demonstrated that he is the guy to beat. Not only does Colin have the best and most consistent snatch in the US, he now has a clean and jerk to match. Congrats, Colin.
Viktor Getts with a training lift of 200kg. Viktor has flawless technique. It is reassuring to see that since the Russians have had to deal with drug bans, some of their athletes are still able to lift some solid weights.
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