Monthly Archives: February 2012

The Russians are coming!

Both KIREEV Rinat 85kg and DEMANOV Andrey 94kg trained together. Although they are different heights and body weights they show identical finishes to phase four “The final acceleration”. This was the heaviest training snatch I ever saw them take. In competition Rinat did 170kg and Andrey 178kg. It was somewhat of a rarity to actually see them in the training hall,at past worlds the Russians have tended to fly in separately in groups a day or so before they lift and fly out. I had a chance to see these guys daily from about 5 days out. It was approximately the classic Russian taper as far as I saw. Their approach was fairly conservative compared to the “beat it to death” approach of TUR and EGY or the bizarre exercise selection of CHN in training. I say with tongue in cheek,  that if all lifters from these three teams didn’t train for the entire week they would fair better than they did in the competition.  I found the following Olympic qualification data interesting. (see below) . Russia is in #1 spot for women and #2 for men. However it is probably fairly meaningless in predicting where the medals will go in London. Its always interesting guessing which lifters will make the Russian team. On the mens side it will be categories 85kg to 105kg. If I had to guess; 2 in the 85kg, 2 in the 94kg and 2 in the 105kg. They have a number of choices in each category.

WOMEN

NATION 2010 WC 2011 WC TOTAL QUOTA

1

RUS 104/4 102/4 206

4

2

CHN 99/4 106/4 205

3

KAZ 95/4 101/4 196

4

TUR 106/4 81/4 187

5

BLR 83/4 89/4 172

6

THA 81/4 90/4 171

 
MEN

NATION 2010 WC 2011 WC TOTAL QUOTA

1

CHN 124/6 137/6 261

6

2

RUS 123/6 135/6 258

3

IRI 97/6 136/6 233

4

KOR 96/6 127/6 223

5

POL 132/6 91/6 223

6

UKR 87/6 120/6 207

Two Russian weightlifters won the lifters of the year 2011 voting on the IWF site; Akkaev (male) and Tsarukaeva (female).

 

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Olympic Weightlifting Is 7 yrs old too young?

Lukanin RUS 69kg Jr World record CJ

Lukanin lifts  192.5kg at 2003 World Championship, Vancouver,Canada

Vladislav Lukanin  began weightlifting at age 7 under the guidance of his father Valery – an experienced coach, and master of sport. At 12 years old, Vladislav at a bodyweight of 44.5 kg snatched 77.5 kg and CJed  95 kg = 172.5 kg total, this was 15 kg over the Master of Sports of Russia (see table below). Although he became the champion of Russia among boys under 16 years old, he could not officially get this title of Master of Sport until his 15 th birthday. At 15 years old he exceeded the Master of sport International class by 12.5kg lifting in the 56 kg class 117.kg + 150kg = 267.5kg becoming the champion of Russia and Europe, but in this case also had to wait until he turned 16 years old, to officially have this rank. Three years later, Vladislav Lukanin moved up to the 69 kg category and at  66.75 kg bodyweight he lifted in the snatch 150 kg & clean and jerk 192.5 kg and 342.5 kg total, which is 22.5 kg above the norm Master of Sports international class. At the world championship in Vancouver Canada 2003 he lifted a Jr WR 192.5kg only to be later disqualified for a doping violation.

Russian classification

Weight.cat.

MEN Biathlon (kg)

Adults

Boys 11-15 years

MSIC MS CMS Level 1 Level 2 Level 3

Level 1.

Level 2

Level 3

32 kg

85.0 75.0 65.0 60.0 50.0 45.0 40.0

34 kg

95.0 80.0 70.0 65.0 55.0 50.0 45.0

38 kg

105.0 95.0 80.0 70.0 65.0 55.0 50.0

42 kg

120.0 105.0 95.0 80.0 70.0 65.0 60.0

46 kg

160.0 135.0 120.0 105.0 90.0 85.0 75.0 70.0

50 kg

180.0 155.0 135.0 120.0 105.0 90.0 85.0 75.0

56 kg

255.0 205.0 175.0 155.0 135.0 120.0 105.0 95.0 85.0

62 kg

285.0 230.0 195.0 175.0 155.0 130.0 120.0 105.0 95.0

69 kg

320.0 255.0 220.0 190.0 170.0 145.0 130.0 115.0 100.0

77 kg

350.0 280.0 240.0 210.0 185.0 160.0 140.0 125.0 110.0

85 kg

365.0 295.0 255.0 225.0 195.0 170.0 145.0 130.0 115.0

94 kg

385.0 310.0 265.0 235.0 205.0 175.0 155.0 135.0 120.0

105 kg

400.0 320.0 275.0 240.0 215.0 185.0 160.0 140.0 125.0

+105 kg

415.0 325.0 280.0 245.0 220.0 190.0 165.0 145.0 130.0

 

Weight.cat.

WOMEN Biathlon (kg)

Adults

Girls 11-15 years

MSIC MS CMS Level 1 Level 2 Level 3

Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

32 kg

75.0 65.0 55.0 50.0 45.0 40.0 35.0

36 kg

80.0 70.0 65.0 55.0 50.0 45.0 40.0

40 kg

90.0 80.0 75.0 65.0 55.0 50.0 45.0

44 kg

120.0 100.0 85.0 80.0 70.0 60.0 55.0 50.0

48 kg

165.0 130.0 110.0 95.0 85.0 80.0 65.0 60.0 55.0

53 kg

180.0 140.0 120.0 105.0 95.0 85.0 75.0 65.0 60.0

58 kg

190.0 150.0 130.0 115.0 105.0 90.0 80.0 70.0 65.0

63 kg

205.0 160.0 140.0 120.0 110.0 95.0 85.0 75.0 70.0

69 kg

215.0 170.0 150.0 130.0 115.0 100.0 90.0 80.0 75.0

75 kg

225.0 180.0 155.0 135.0 120.0 110.0 95.0 85.0 80.0

+75 kg

235.0 190.0 160.0 140.0 125.0 115.0 100.0 90.0 85.0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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