WEIGHTLIFTING NEWS

Holley Mangold Went Polo School Girl At The Opening Ceremony

No way my ass would get anywhere near that button holding together the Holley Mangold coat. That said, the Olympics are officially open and your ass can sit around today and watch like 24 hours of coverage on the NBC family of channels; Bravo, CNBC, MSNBC, NBC Sports Network, NBC, online. Here’s your events schedule. Want to know what channel to watch and when? Go to Fang’s Bites...
Via Busted Coverage
July 28, 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 dance...
Via AP on Fox
July 30, 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 as the...
Via Busted Coverage
July 30, 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 place ahead...
Via AP on Fox
August 01, 2012  |  Discuss

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 a distant...
Via FOX Sports
August 01, 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 armpits...
Via Busted Coverage
August 01, 2012  |  1 Comment

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 placed him third...
Via AP on Fox
August 03, 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's sandals. A dude's hat. I've...
Via Fox Olympics
August 03, 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, Matthias...
Via Busted Coverage
August 07, 2012  |  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 be...
Via Busted Coverage
November 07, 2012  |  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

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 was...
Via Bush League Chronicle
September 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Blogger gets destroyed by Holley Mangold at wedding (Video)

Holley Mangold is not a woman to be messed with. One poor blogger found that out the hard way. Our friend Adam Smith aka “Smitty” of Barstool Philly (and one-time former LBS blogger), posted a few videos over the weekend that are now going viral. Smitty was at a wedding for Mangold’s sister, with whom...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Olympic champ tests positive at weightlifting worlds

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) Olympic champion Un Guk Kim of North Korea is among seven athletes who have been provisionally suspended by the international weightlifting federation after failing doping tests at the world championships. Kim, who won the gold medal at the 2012 London Olympics by setting a world record total in the men's 62-kilogram division, tested positive for the banned...
Via AP on Fox
December 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Kazakhstan's Ilyin set to lose 2 Olympic golds for doping

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) Kazakh weightlifter Ilya Ilyin could lose both of his Olympic gold medals after being caught doping in retests from 2008 and 2012. The International Weightlifting Federation said last week Ilyin had failed a 2012 retest, along with three other Kazakh gold medalists, but now his Beijing 2008 gold is also at risk. The IWF says Ilyin, who won the 94-kilogram...
Via CSN Chicago
June 20, 2016

Kazakhstan's Ilyin set to lose 2 Olympic golds for doping

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) Kazakh weightlifter Ilya Ilyin could lose both of his Olympic gold medals after being caught doping in retests from 2008 and 2012. The International Weightlifting Federation said last week Ilyin had failed a 2012 retest, along with three other Kazakh gold medalists, but now his Beijing 2008 gold is also at risk. The IWF says Ilyin, who won the 94-kilogram...
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
June 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Rio Olympics: China’s Deng Wei wins it all in record showdown

In the 63kg weightlifting competition, the action got pretty dramatic on Tuesday afternoon. China’s Deng Wei won gold for her country as she lifted a total of 262 kg/578 lbs. But what came before the victory was quite a spectacle to see. After taking the lead in the snatch, Wei broke the Olympic record for the clean and jerk on her first attempt (138 kg/304 lbs). But Choe Hyo Sim...
Via Excelle Sports
August 09, 2016

China's Deng Wei wins gold, sets two world records in 63kg

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) In a field depleted by doping bans, Deng Wei won Olympic gold and set a world record in women's weightlifting. The Chinese lifter won the 63-kilogram category Tuesday, hoisting 147 kilograms in the clean and jerk and 115 in the snatch for a world-record total of 262. Deng's clean and jerk lift also broke her own world record by 1 kilo. Choe Hyo Sim of North Korea...
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
August 09, 2016  |  Discuss

China's Deng Wei sets two world records to win gold in 63kg

China's Deng Wei and Choe Hyo Sim of North Korea exchange records to close out competition in the women's 63kg weight class
Via CSN Chicago
August 09, 2016

Weightlifting preview: Kendrick Farris representing U.S. in 94kg group B

EVENT TIMES AND LIVE STREAM LINKS 2:30 PM ET - Men's 94kg group B 6:00 PM ET - Men's 94kg group A THE COMPETITORS Men's 94kg group B Kevin Bouly (FRA) James Adede (KEN) Sonny Webster (GBR) Tanumafili Malietoa Jungblut (ASA) Hanwoong Park (KOR) Kendrick James Farris (USA) Simplice Ribouem (AUS) Cristopher Joel Pavon Funes (HON) Petit David Minkoumba (CMR) Volodymyr Hoza (UKR) Men...
Via CSN Chicago
August 12, 2016

Weightlifting preview: Kendrick Farris representing U.S. in 94kg group B

EVENT TIMES AND LIVE STREAM LINKS 2:30 PM ET - Men's 94kg group B 6:00 PM ET - Men's 94kg group A THE COMPETITORS Men's 94kg group B Kevin Bouly (FRA) James Adede (KEN) Sonny Webster (GBR) Tanumafili Malietoa Jungblut (ASA) Hanwoong Park (KOR) Kendrick James Farris (USA) Simplice Ribouem (AUS) Cristopher Joel Pavon Funes (HON) Petit David Minkoumba (CMR) Volodymyr Hoza (UKR) Men...
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
August 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Weightlifting recap: Men's 94kg

Men's 94kg group B 3:15 PM Kendrick Farris of the United States makes a successful lift of 160kg in his first attempt at the snatch. 3:21 PM That's where Farris will stay after failing to convert 165kg on his second and third attempts. 3:25 PM Volodymyr Hoza of Ukraine leads group B after the snatch with 170kg. Park Hanwoong of South Korea is in second with 165kg. 4:01 PM Volodymyr...
Via CSN Chicago
August 13, 2016

Weightlifting recap: Men's 94kg

Men's 94kg group B 3:15 PM Kendrick Farris of the United States makes a successful lift of 160kg in his first attempt at the snatch. 3:21 PM That's where Farris will stay after failing to convert 165kg on his second and third attempts. 3:25 PM Volodymyr Hoza of Ukraine leads group B after the snatch with 170kg. Park Hanwoong of South Korea is in second with 165kg. 4:01 PM Volodymyr...
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
August 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Weightlifting preview: Sarah Robles has a shot at a medal

THE COMPETITORS Women's +75 group B Yosra Dhieb (TUN) Bouchra Fatima Zohra Hirech (ALG) Tracey Lambrechs (NZL) Yaniuska Isabel Espinosa (VEN) Anastasiia Lysenko (UKR) Luisa Fatiaki Taitapu Peters (COK) Naryury Alexandra Perez Reveron (VEN) Anastasiia Hotfrid (GEO) Women's +75 group A Shaimaa Haridy (EGY) Maryam Usman (NGR) Younghee Son (KOR) Meng Suping (CHN) Andreea Aanei (ROU)...
Via CSN Chicago
August 13, 2016

Weightlifting preview: Sarah Robles has a shot at a medal

THE COMPETITORS Women's +75 group B Yosra Dhieb (TUN) Bouchra Fatima Zohra Hirech (ALG) Tracey Lambrechs (NZL) Yaniuska Isabel Espinosa (VEN) Anastasiia Lysenko (UKR) Luisa Fatiaki Taitapu Peters (COK) Naryury Alexandra Perez Reveron (VEN) Anastasiia Hotfrid (GEO) Women's +75 group A Shaimaa Haridy (EGY) Maryam Usman (NGR) Younghee Son (KOR) Meng Suping (CHN) Andreea Aanei (ROU)...
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
August 13, 2016  |  Discuss
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