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Old 05-21-2007, 12:33 AM   #1
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Default NorCal Open Weightlifting meet - 230kg

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

http://youtube.com/watch?v=dt0uc4Wx0P4

Oh yeah, it's a new PWA (Pacific Weightlifting Association) record
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Old 05-21-2007, 08:05 AM   #2
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wow that clean was sloooowwww but very impressive. (ok as slow as a clean can be)

Very cool Gabe.
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Old 05-21-2007, 01:34 PM   #3
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Always inspiring to see someone moving that kind of weight. Thanks for posting the video.
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Old 05-21-2007, 01:56 PM   #4
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Did any of the judges red light him for not lowering the barbell properly? Did the lift count?
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Old 05-21-2007, 03:42 PM   #5
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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.
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Old 05-21-2007, 06:14 PM   #6
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...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.
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