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American female weightlifter Robles gets two-year doping ban

American weightlifter Sarah Robles has been suspended for two years by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency for testing positive for a banned substance. The USADA announced Tuesday she tested positive for the presence of an anabolic steroid and/or its metabolites. Robles finished seventh in the super heavyweight division at the London Olympics. Her suspension will be lifted in August 2015...
Via AP on Fox
January 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Man passes out after trying to deadlift 600 lbs.

Don't try this at home, kids. Seen here is a man trying to set a personal record by deadlifting 600 pounds at a recent weightlifting competition. But as you can see, his final attempt ends with him lying on the floor. Here is how he described his own video from YouTube: At the Kosciuszko Community Center Deadlift competition in 2013 I weighed in at 239lbs. my opening lift...
Via Bush League Chronicle
September 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Prune juiced: 80-year-old weightlifter busted for steroids

The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency announced Friday that 80-year-old weightlifter Don Ramos of Colorado Springs, CO has been banned for two years after he tested positive for steroids.
Via Low Brow Sports
August 31, 2013  |  Discuss
ONE-ARMED WONDER

Holley Mangold does one-handed snatches

You’ve probably been wondering what happened to Holley Mangold ever since the Olympics ended. We all know the story. She tore a tendon in her right wrist right before the Olympic games and had to get shot up with painkillers just to compete. The fact she competed and didn’t even finish in the bottom three is impressive, but this new video is flat out insane. What could possibly...
Via Busted Coverage
November 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Iranian closes Games with huge lift

Behdad Salimikordasiabi of Iran won the final gold medal of the Olympic weightlifting competition Tuesday, lifting a total of 455 kilograms in the super heavyweight class. Iran teammate Sajjad Anoushiravani got the silver medal with a total of 449 kilograms to the delight of a contingent of raucous Iranian fans. Ruslan Albegov of Russia finished third. Defending Olympic champion...
Via AP on Fox
August 07, 2012  |  Discuss
OOH THAT SMARTS!

Matthias Steiner drops 432 pounds on his neck

Tired of waiting for Bob Costas to wax poetic about the Olympics before getting to the replays you really care about? Having trouble finding videos of 2012 Olympic Games that really matter? So are we. That’s why we’re opening the‘Busted Coverage Olympic Videos You Actually Care About’ world headquarters. It’ll only be open for the next two weeks. Everyone remain calm...
Via Busted Coverage
August 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Weightlifters find strength in the scream

Chinese super heavyweight Zhou Lulu shouts ''relax'' to calm her nerves. Iran's Saeid Mohammadpour hisses like a snake. The variety of grunts and screams that weightlifters let out before their battle with gravity isn't just for show. It's to ''let the weights know you're coming'' in the mental buildup before a big lift, said Joe...
Via AP on Fox
August 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Zhou wins gold; Mangold cracks top 10

China's Zhou Lulu won the gold medal in the women's super-heavyweight class in a world-record-smashing duel with Russia's Tatiana Kashirina. The Russian lifter's total world record of 332 kilograms was short-lived, with Zhou beating it by 1 kilogram with her second clean and jerk. Kashirina also set a snatch world record. Americans Sarah Robles and Holley Mangold...
Via AP on Fox
August 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Ilyin defends weightlifting gold

Kazakhstan's Ilya Ilyin on Saturday nailed all six lifts, broke two world records and defended his Olympic title from four years ago. Even more extraordinary: He made it look easy. Most lifters in the 94-kilogram (207-pound) class paused for a few seconds as they gripped the bar, collecting themselves for the excruciating effort of lifting one-fourth of a ton over one's...
Via AP on Fox
August 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Ilyin of Kazakhstan defends weightlifting gold

Ilya Ilyin of Kazakhstan shattered clean and jerk and total weight world records Saturday to become the first weightlifter in London to defend an Olympic gold medal from Beijing. Buoyed by an ecstatic crowd inside the ExCeL center's weightlifting arena, Ilyin lifted 233 kilograms in his final clean and jerk for a world record in that discipline. His total of 418 kilograms beat...
Via AP on Fox
August 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Pair of top Russian weightlifters out

Two top Russian weightlifters have withdrawn from the Olympics for medical reasons. Dmitry Klokov and Khadzhimurat Akkaev were medal favorites in the men's 105-kilogram category. Russia's sports minister on Saturday said Klokov pulled out for unspecified medical reasons. The Russian weightlifting federation said Akkaev, the 2011 world champion in the weight class, hasn...
Via AP on Fox
August 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Pair of top Russian weightlifters out of Olympics

Two top Russian weightlifters have withdrawn from the Olympics for medical reasons. Dmitry Klokov and Khadzhimurat Akkaev were medal favorites in the men's 105-kilogram category. Russia's sports minister on Saturday said Klokov pulled out for unspecified medical reasons. The Russian weightlifting federation said Akkaev, the 2011 world champion in the weight class, hasn...
Via AP on Fox
August 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Robles wants more feminine attire

Just because Sarah Robles competes in a sport dominated by men, it doesn't mean she wants to look like one. But at 5-foot-10 and 270 pounds, America's top-ranked weightlifter says she mostly wears workout clothes made for men because women's athletic attire rarely comes in her size. ''I'm wearing a dude's jacket right now. And a dude's shirt. Dude...
Via Fox Olympics
August 03, 2012  |  Discuss

US weightlifter calls for more feminine attire

Just because Sarah Robles competes in a sport dominated by men, it doesn't mean she wants to look like one. But at 5-foot-10 and 270 pounds, America's top-ranked weightlifter says she mostly wears workout clothes made for men because women's athletic attire rarely comes in her size. ''I'm wearing a dude's jacket right now. And a dude's shirt. Dude...
Via AP on Fox
August 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Farris just misses American records

Kendrick Farris, the only male weightlifter from the United States competing at the London Olympics, barely missed breaking his own American records in the clean and jerk and overall total Friday. Farris, who competed in the 85 kilogram ''B'' group with lower-ranked lifters, cleared 155 kilograms in the snatch and 200 in the clean and jerk for a total of 355. That...
Via AP on Fox
August 03, 2012  |  Discuss

US lifter Farris just misses American records

Kendrick Farris, the only male weightlifter from the United States competing at the London Olympics, barely missed breaking his own American records in the clean and jerk and overall total Friday. Farris, who competed in the 85 kilogram ''B'' group with lower-ranked lifters, cleared 155 kilograms in the snatch and 200 in the clean and jerk for a total of 355. That...
Via AP on Fox
August 03, 2012  |  Discuss
HAIRY SITUATION

Female weightlifter has masculine look

Her name is Seen Lee and the Australian didn’t leave the London Olympics with a medal, but the rookie definitely left her mark on Twitter via her insanely hairy armpits. Competing in the 63kg division, Lee finished seventh and “couldn’t clear 86kg in the snatch, while her attempt at 106kg in the clean and jerk also failed,” according to Australian media. Why the hairy...
Via Busted Coverage
August 01, 2012  |  1 Comment

Lu double gives China weightlifting 'revenge'

The only weightlifting gold medal that China failed to win at the Beijing Olympics was in the men's 77-kilogram category, so they sent two lifters to London to make sure it didn't happen again. One would have been enough. Lu Xiaojun smashed two world records Wednesday in the most emphatic victory yet in the weightlifting competition. His teammate compatriot Lu Haojie was...
Via Fox Sports
August 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Two records for China's Lu Xiaojun

Lu Xiaojun set snatch and total world records at the Olympics on Wednesday, leading China to a gold-silver finish Wednesday in men's 77-kilogram weightlifting. Lu lifted 175 kilograms in the snatch, bettering his world mark by 1 kilogram. He then took 204 kilograms in his final clean and jerk for a world record total of 379 kilograms. Countryman Lu Haojie was a distant second...
Via AP on Fox
August 01, 2012  |  Discuss

China's Lu Xiaojun wins gold, sets 2 world records

Lu Xiaojun set snatch and total world records at the Olympics on Wednesday, leading China to a gold-silver finish Wednesday in men's 77-kilogram weightlifting. Lu lifted 175 kilograms in the snatch, bettering his world mark by 1 kilogram. He then took 204 kilograms in his final clean and jerk for a world record total of 379 kilograms. Countryman Lu Haojie was a distant second...
Via AP on Fox
August 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Lu Xiaojun leads after snatch record

China's Lu Xiaojun set a snatch world record in the men's 77-kilogram weightlifting competition on Wednesday. Lu lifted 175 kilograms, bettering his own world record by 1 kilogram. He wanted to go for 177 kilograms in his third and last attempt in the snatch. But he ran out of time and wasn't allowed to take the lift, sparking protests from his coach. Lu is in first...
Via AP on Fox
August 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Craziest Hairy Mole In Olympic Weightlifting History Belongs To Zhang Jie

Want to know what Chinese steroids will do to your face? They’ll cause giant moles to grow beards. Look at this Zhang Jie character during today’s London Olympics 62kg weightlifting. That’s not an illusion. It’s a giant hairy mole that could use a trim. Why he’s not using clippers on that beast is a Chinese mystery. Maybe it’s his lucky hairy mole. We’re just as perplexed...
Via Busted Coverage
July 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Kim Un Guk sets record to win gold

Kim Un Guk won North Korea's second weightlifting gold medal at the London Olympics on Monday, setting a world record total of 327 kilograms in the men's 62-kilogram division. Oscar Figueroa Mosquera of Colombia got the silver medal and Eko Yuli Irawan of Indonesia took bronze. World champion Zhang Jie of China missed the podium, finishing in fourth place. Kim did a victory...
Via AP on Fox
July 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Kim wins North Korea's 2nd weightlifting gold

Kim Un Guk won North Korea's second weightlifting gold medal at the London Olympics on Monday, setting a world record total of 327 kilograms in the men's 62-kilogram division. Oscar Figueroa Mosquera of Colombia got the silver medal and Eko Yuli Irawan of Indonesia took bronze. World champion Zhang Jie of China missed the podium, finishing in fourth place. Kim did a victory...
Via AP on Fox
July 30, 2012  |  Discuss

North Korea-China duel expected in weightlifting

North Korea has another chance to spoil weightlifting powerhouse China's gold medal quest Monday in a battle for the men's 62-kilogram category. Kim Un Guk of North Korea, the 2010 world champion, is up against Chinese rival Zhang Jie, who won the world title last year and holds the total world record in the weight class. Zhang will be under pressure to put China back on...
Via AP on Fox
July 30, 2012  |  Discuss
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