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Old 08-08-2008, 03:46 AM   #1
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Default Olympic Games - Who will get gold in the Weightlifting?

With the Opening Ceremony only a couple of hours away, who are everyone's tips to take out the medals in the Weightlifting in the respective categories/gender etc?

BTW - Has anyone else seen this series of vids of the Polish guys in training?
(siodme Poty 1 - 6)
http://www.youtube.com/user/KOLECKI1954

Szymon Kolecki has a beautiful technique!
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Old 08-08-2008, 07:22 AM   #2
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With the Opening Ceremony only a couple of hours away, who are everyone's tips to take out the medals in the Weightlifting in the respective categories/gender etc?

BTW - Has anyone else seen this series of vids of the Polish guys in training?
(siodme Poty 1 - 6)
http://www.youtube.com/user/KOLECKI1954

Szymon Kolecki has a beautiful technique!
I am a big fan of Kolecki, and it's nice to see Poland kick some sporting butt, too.
I like him to medal in the 94s. Marcin Dolega, didn't he snatch 202 or something in training? I'd like to see him take the 105s.
105 plus will be a battle between Steiner, Scerabith... maybe Chigishev and Jaber. With Reza out we have a contest. But no new WR.
Look for Rabykov to win the snatch at 85s but will he keep his lead in the C&J? I dunno. I like how Kendrick is listed as "Kenny Farris" on the IWF roster list.
That's about as far as I can speculate. Look for lots of great Chinese and lots of powerful slavs.
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Old 08-08-2008, 07:23 AM   #3
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Men's Roster
http://www.iwf.net/beijing/competitors_m.php
Women's Roster
http://www.iwf.net/beijing/competitors.php
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Old 08-08-2008, 07:45 AM   #4
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Didn't see Casey Burgener on the men's list. I thought he had qualified. Huh?
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Didn't see Casey Burgener on the men's list. I thought he had qualified. Huh?
There is epic discussion on this at goheavy.
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Old 08-08-2008, 10:12 PM   #6
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Marcin Dolega, didn't he snatch 202 or something in training? I'd like to see him take the 105s.
Sorry for another youtube link, Here is Dolega's 202.5kg snatch in training:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cSxxajrTO5w
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Old 08-12-2008, 10:26 PM   #7
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I don't know who will win, but since you guys are following the games, did anyone see Janos Baranyai tonight? Oh man, that looked so bad. I hope he's going to be ok. Is it just me or are alot of lifters getting hurt this year? I've watched almost every men's event and most of the women's except the 3:30 events, and at least one athlete gets injured in each group. Does this seem unusually high to anyone or did I just never notice before?
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Old 08-13-2008, 11:46 AM   #8
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So far as I know, a dislocated elbow can be fixed in time... he's probably more mad about missing the lift.
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