View Full Version : NorCal Open Weightlifting meet - 230kg

Gabe Rinaldi
05-20-2007, 11:33 PM
We hosted the 2007 NorCal Open meet at our gym - FIT in Los Altos. Later in the day the most successful weightlifting coach of all time comes walking in...none other than Ivan Abadjiev from Bulgaria. He brought a 105+ lifter with him by the name of Nikolay Hristov. He was born in 1981, today he weighed 146.7 and did 180X, 180, 190 and 225 & 230 = 420.

Here's a video of the 230kg C&J


Oh yeah, it's a new PWA (Pacific Weightlifting Association) record :)

Pierre Auge
05-21-2007, 07:05 AM
wow that clean was sloooowwww but very impressive. (ok as slow as a clean can be)

Very cool Gabe.

Derek Simonds
05-21-2007, 12:34 PM
Always inspiring to see someone moving that kind of weight. Thanks for posting the video.

josh everett
05-21-2007, 12:56 PM
Did any of the judges red light him for not lowering the barbell properly? Did the lift count?

Gabe Rinaldi
05-21-2007, 02:42 PM
The lift counted as all 3 gave him white lights. A few people made comments about that afterwards. The judges red lighted someone else in the session about 15 min. prior for not lowering the bar properly.

Gabe Rinaldi
05-21-2007, 05:14 PM
...actually, I just talked with Rob about this a few hours ago and he said the head official, Don Wilson, gave it a red light, but the other two gave it white lights so it was considered a good lift.