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Old 08-21-2008, 06:29 PM   #11
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i'm sure this question should be on GoHeavy, but I am a little intimidated on that forum so i'll ask it here: Did Melanie Roach go too light on her lifts? Does anyone know what the thought process was? Wouldn't you want to go to absolute max at the olympics?
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Old 08-21-2008, 07:48 PM   #12
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Chigishev was pretty amazing but the German lifter was impressive also and the medal ceremony was pretty emotional. It was a great competition.
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Old 08-21-2008, 08:53 PM   #13
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Dave -

Melanie is a very consistent lifter and nearly always goes 5 for 6 or 6 for 6 at meets. She made 2 American records with her Oly performance. This is a question that was circulating for a while after she lifted, but it's impossible to say why she/the coaches decided on the attempts she made. I think she did an amazing job.
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Old 08-22-2008, 09:21 AM   #14
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Melanie is a very consistent lifter and nearly always goes 5 for 6 or 6 for 6 at meets. She made 2 American records with her Oly performance. This is a question that was circulating for a while after she lifted, but it's impossible to say why she/the coaches decided on the attempts she made. I think she did an amazing job.
The snatch was a PR for her (and an American record) and the C&J looked to me to be near the limit. She said "good call" to the coach, leading me to think she wanted higher but was glad she did the weight she did.

At best, she could have squeaked a few extra kilos out, at worst she would be a few kilos down, but it wouldn't have changed the final standings a bit (there were 7 kilos on either side of her).

http://results.beijing2008.cn/WRM/EN...html#WLW053A01
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Old 08-22-2008, 10:32 AM   #15
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Yes, definitely awesome job and kudos to Melanie. It just looked like her 3rd attempts probably could have been her 2nd attempts. but only she knows the answer so it's probably not worth speculating.
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