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    The "current IWF competition going on" thread

    Rather than having a new thread for all of these small cups and regional comps.

    Fajr/Iran: Rostami's sad descent continued. Ego over brains with him.

    General observation: the system we have seen over the past year is the nail in the coffin of the old adage of "you can only peak twice a year".

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    Quote Originally Posted by erpel View Post
    Rather than having a new thread for all of these small cups and regional comps.

    Fajr/Iran: Rostami's sad descent continued. Ego over brains with him.

    General observation: the system we have seen over the past year is the nail in the coffin of the old adage of "you can only peak twice a year".
    I secretly enjoy watching Rostami compete - because it is never boring. In some ways his mentality reminds me of David Rigert.

    As for the general observation, one of the things I've learned in the last year is that many of the so-called truths we accept about training and competing are often just excuses in disguise. Our capacity for training is considerably higher than most of us will ever realise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cleddau View Post
    I secretly enjoy watching Rostami compete - because it is never boring. In some ways his mentality reminds me of David Rigert.

    As for the general observation, one of the things I've learned in the last year is that many of the so-called truths we accept about training and competing are often just excuses in disguise. Our capacity for training is considerably higher than most of us will ever realise.
    Agreed with both of those. Rostami is sort of like watching old-school multiply PL. Miss an opener? No problem, put on 5 kg!

    100% agreed with the second. Your body can handle a lot more than you think it can.

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    for anyone interested:
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    Iran went from three gold candidates in 2016 to zero in 2020.

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    Zoe Smith at 59 I'm looking forward to watching.

    The 81kg men's sessions are great just about everywhere. No difference here. I wonder what sort of shape Getts is actually in.

    96kg seems a little weak at the moment in Europe. Tsikhantsou intrigues me, Pliesnoi has great form.

    I wonder how hard Martirosyan and Aramnau actually go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawkpeter View Post

    2 Senior After 2019 Khetag Khugaev 96 1997-10-21 M RUS M 380 -


    He's lifting again? The same Khetag Khugaev?

    The most recent videos are from 4-6 years ago, big lifts. Some reddit chatter was that he may have gotten tired of the sport, Instagram is mostly hiking/outdoors activities.

    Someone posted a supposed chat with Polovkinov about a year ago suggesting he wasn't lifting anymore...

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    Quote Originally Posted by wordlife View Post

    2 Senior After 2019 Khetag Khugaev 96 1997-10-21 M RUS M 380 -


    He's lifting again? The same Khetag Khugaev?

    The most recent videos are from 4-6 years ago, big lifts. Some reddit chatter was that he may have gotten tired of the sport, Instagram is mostly hiking/outdoors activities.

    Someone posted a supposed chat with Polovkinov about a year ago suggesting he wasn't lifting anymore...
    He has been very active the last year or so. He was at 2019 Euros, 2019 Worlds, Qatar, Rome and Iran. He isn't doing 180/219 though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawkpeter View Post
    He has been very active the last year or so. He was at 2019 Euros, 2019 Worlds, Qatar, Rome and Iran. He isn't doing 180/219 though.
    He's lifting clean now, like all Russians. And I'm not being facetious. He's just a mortal.

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