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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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