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  1. Yang Zhe is such an outlier. He might be the most...

    Yang Zhe is such an outlier. He might be the most efficient snatcher in the world. He doesn't look like he could backsquat much more than 260. Incredible.
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    Judging by this...

    Judging by this, could be a little while. When preliminary entries for Worlds come out we will know a little bit more.
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    Agapitov has the weirdest position in this whole...

    Agapitov has the weirdest position in this whole modern WL narrative. He seems to be playing the role of reformer at the same time as being hand-cuffed to the past - appears to be liked and un-liked...
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    But if I said that I'd still have to define...

    But if I said that I'd still have to define whether I was talking about Thailand or Egypt.
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    If Rahimov IS found guilty - we can rest assured...

    If Rahimov IS found guilty - we can rest assured that justice has been done by Thailand being elevated into a medal slot.
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    a) It will definitely be interesting to see which...

    a) It will definitely be interesting to see which competitions they send him to over the next few years, probably the bare minimum.

    b) Its an interesting thought experiment - to what extent is the...
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    So is this how some countries are trying to hang...

    So is this how some countries are trying to hang on at the top? Spend the money on HGH, fewer top lifters in your program, run the gauntlet that you wont get blood tested at home for it plus mix in...
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    One of the singular largest entities to lose out...

    One of the singular largest entities to lose out if the IOC pulls the trigger on the IWF will be the Chinese Weightlifting Federation.

    Weightlifting is what they dominate in the most, only diving...
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    I'm tempted to say that I feel it a bad idea to...

    I'm tempted to say that I feel it a bad idea to change the classes themselves but activating some classes and de-activating others is going to cause major career disruption to some top lifters...
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    Man Asaad gives off some Ronny Weller vibes with...

    Man Asaad gives off some Ronny Weller vibes with his dynamic starts.
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    Bidani out due to covid positive. ...

    Bidani out due to covid positive. I would not have been surprised if this had happened to more athletes frankly, but its sad, he was a medal shot for sure.
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    109A session was great. Very happy for...

    109A session was great.

    Very happy for Plesnieks. His very efficient technique is a credit to coach Eduard Andruskevics, glad he got the medal.

    Martirosyan left his best lifts in the training...
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    Its actually humorous to watch the jury table...

    Its actually humorous to watch the jury table during a review. They have a screen in the middle of the jury and the 2 members on each wing are craning their neck to see the footage, then decisions...
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    Rahmat Abdullah 152/190 from the B session, that...

    Rahmat Abdullah 152/190 from the B session, that kid is good.

    Cardenas from Mexico using the challenge card to get back his 175 3rd attempt back after it was red lighted for starting the lift...
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    Well, that 64kilo session was utterly amazing. ...

    Well, that 64kilo session was utterly amazing.

    Canada Gold, Maude Charon overcame a missed opening clean to win a well deserved medal. Bordignon with the superior strategy backed by her clutch...
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    Is anyone keeping track of the number of jury...

    Is anyone keeping track of the number of jury stops? Because it feels like a lot.
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    Hidilyn Dias - that final C&J is why I love this...

    Hidilyn Dias - that final C&J is why I love this sport. OMG
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    13 good jerks in the 67A session, 10 lifters. ...

    13 good jerks in the 67A session, 10 lifters.

    Incredibly entertaining though, but please, can we get a lifter to get a decent opening clean next time? Lord have mercy.
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    That 61A session was brutal. The centre ref gave...

    That 61A session was brutal. The centre ref gave 3 whites the whole session it seemed like.

    Fabin, cut above the rest.

    But Eko, incredible career. The list of people to win 4 Olympic medals in...
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    Agapitov allowed in Tokyo again....

    Agapitov allowed in Tokyo again.
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    I tend to agree with you Cleddau. The thing I...

    I tend to agree with you Cleddau.

    The thing I would add is that Aisah was not going to lose to Delacruz yesterday, she had another kilo in her. Now that I've had a chance to sleep on it, whether...
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    I just dont understand not opening at 105 for...

    I just dont understand not opening at 105 for Delacruz.

    Shake my head.
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    I dont have the ads where I am. But she seems to...

    I dont have the ads where I am. But she seems to have had an out of body experience - not only did she not know about the challenge, but thankfully, she's not banging on about elbows every rep. In...
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    Oh Michaela. I have the Ms Breeze feed, and...

    Oh Michaela.

    I have the Ms Breeze feed, and she doesn't know that WL has challenge cards. Bless her.
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    Is the back room a little underwhelming for an...

    Is the back room a little underwhelming for an Olympic games? Obviously its a multi-purpose venue built for the future but, it looks a bit cramped.
    Stage and seating is spectacular, pity the crowd...
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