An unidentified Chinese 13 y/o just jerked 2.25 x body weight and holds it in the split for 2.5 seconds! The youth World Standard for the 61kg class has been set at 147kg giving this particular lifter another 4 years of training to work up to and surpass that standard.
This lift offers us up a unique look into a small slither of the Chinese youth training. Their focus on perfecting movement, mobility, and crucially, stability, is apparent here. The length of time that this lifter spends in the split can only be rivalled by Artem Okulov’s gold medal winning 215kg clean and jerk from the 2015 WWC in Houston.