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Allen Yeh 08-20-2008 02:36 AM

105+ Category
 
Highlights from the 105+ category

http://www.nbcolympics.com/video/player.html?assetid=0819_hd_wlm_en148r1&channelcod e=sportwl

Wow.

Richard Thomas 08-20-2008 02:50 AM

That final went right down to the wire didn't it! Glad to see him win after hearing his circumstances.

(I can't view the NBC links as I am in Australia and the broadcast rights won't allow me to watch it!)

Allen Yeh 08-20-2008 03:16 AM

It was crazy!

Patrick Donnelly 08-20-2008 12:53 PM

"We're talking putting the entire US women's gymnastics team on the bar, and lifting them over your head now. This is ridiculous."

Loved it.

Dave Paton 08-20-2008 02:19 PM

i just watched it online. it was incredible. the celebration afterwards was awesome. Does anyone know how Casey B's PRs would've stacked up? Top 15?

Greg Everett 08-20-2008 02:28 PM

Casey's bests - 182 + 224 = 406 - would have placed him 10th overall, 3rd in the B session.

Leo Soubbotine 08-20-2008 03:11 PM

I was really hoping Chigishev would win. It's incredible that he's easily 50-70 lbs lighter than the other guys and he definately brought up his C&J - hopefully by next olympics he's still in the game!

Allen Yeh 08-21-2008 06:09 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Leo Soubbotine (Post 37324)
I was really hoping Chigishev would win. It's incredible that he's easily 50-70 lbs lighter than the other guys and he definately brought up his C&J - hopefully by next olympics he's still in the game!

Me too, I kind of don't lik that the SHW's have such a broad range of weights that they can compete in, wouldn't it make more sense to diversify the class?

I think Chigishev was 278#'s and one of the biggest guys I saw was 331 that is a 24kg difference!

Arien Malec 08-21-2008 09:11 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Greg Everett (Post 37320)
Casey's bests - 182 + 224 = 406 - would have placed him 10th overall, 3rd in the B session.

I saw on GoHeavy, Mike Burgener speculating that if Casey lifted at his potential, he could have placed 8th.

Arien Malec 08-21-2008 09:18 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Richard Thomas (Post 37267)
That final went right down to the wire didn't it! Glad to see him win after hearing his circumstances.

There have been a large number of utterly thrilling men's contests this olympics, with the 105+ class being clearly the most emotional. Many of the weightclasses have been won by someone pulling a lift out of nowhere to take gold.

Unfortunately, on the women's side, there have been a number of incredibly boring contests, where the gold medalist opened her lifting at a weight 5 kilos over where the silver medalist stopped.

China did an amazing job of finding some incredibly talented women whose power, strength and technique is impressive.


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