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Old 08-20-2008, 03:36 AM   #1
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Highlights from the 105+ category

http://www.nbcolympics.com/video/pla...elcode=sportwl

Wow.
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Old 08-20-2008, 03:50 AM   #2
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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!)
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It was crazy!
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"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.
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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?
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Casey's bests - 182 + 224 = 406 - would have placed him 10th overall, 3rd in the B session.
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Old 08-20-2008, 04:11 PM   #7
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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!
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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!
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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.
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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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