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    Two of the positives for Venezuela are for the...

    Two of the positives for Venezuela are for the same lifter in short succession, I'd wager they get treated as one. So I think they're at two in total.

    For Vietnam, yes. But because they haven't...
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    I spent nine years in a power sport...

    I spent nine years in a power sport (throwing/athletics) and met plenty naturally big/"masculine" women and follow WL since 2004.

    After a certain time you can just tell, sorry. The virilization...
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    China isn't Kazakhstan yes, but they also aren't...

    China isn't Kazakhstan yes, but they also aren't Korea or Japan.
    They have such a vast system, you'll naturally get smart coaches and dumb coaches. If you want to make it there as a coach you first...
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    Yes, the obvious reason is China's utter...

    Yes, the obvious reason is China's utter dominance in WL, that's why we have awful Olympic team sizes in this sport.
    The first women ever to win a Gold in Sydney from Bulgaria (and a few days later...
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    I saw the further entries and none of the women's...

    I saw the further entries and none of the women's A team will appear, no Deng Wei, Li Wenwen etc.

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    W55 results: none of China's top 3 in this class lifted, instead we had:

    Xiao Yuan...
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    Chen Yarou represents Hunan, correct. Liu Feng...

    Chen Yarou represents Hunan, correct. Liu Feng W49 represents Chongqing.
  7. I think the Iranians collectively understood the...

    I think the Iranians collectively understood the qualification system poorly, or not at all in the case of Rostami.
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    Start book:

    https://www.iwf.net/wp-content/plugins/download-monitor/download.php?id=2050
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    Chinese Nationals/National Games trials began...

    Chinese Nationals/National Games trials began today. This competition will run from 10th to 14th for women and 16th to 20th for men.

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    In the W45 class 17 year old Chen Yarou (*2003) broke the...
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    You're right of course, five won't work well no...

    You're right of course, five won't work well no matter what.

    If we have to keep the current ones we're going to see even lamer competitions with now 10 being relegated to B+ status.

    Olympic:...
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    https://olympics.com/ioc/news/gender-equality-and-...

    https://olympics.com/ioc/news/gender-equality-and-youth-at-the-heart-of-the-paris-2024-olympic-sports-programme
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    A lot of Sportivny articles to me seem to be...

    A lot of Sportivny articles to me seem to be written in a bit of an esoteric manner?
    They're in English and about weightlifting, but I'm not sure if I understand the point being made, or if there...
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    5+5 weight categories for Paris 2024

    Tokyo isn't over yet but I don't care.

    We know two things by now:

    a) Paris 2024 will feature 5 male and 5 female gold medals.
    b) 10 categories don't work if they aren't Olympic. In the...
  14. Seems like the IWF is pissing everyone off these...

    Seems like the IWF is pissing everyone off these days...
    Article worth reading!



    https://www.insidethegames.biz/articles/1107477/china-accuse-iwf-put-athletes-at-risk
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    The McLaren inquiry exonerated HUNADO which to me...

    The McLaren inquiry exonerated HUNADO which to me was confounding. In my opinion the actual sample collection is still the weak link.

    We had a national official on video exlaining the process AND...
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    So I went through the 2020 quarterly testing...

    So I went through the 2020 quarterly testing statistics of the ITA/IWF and added the individual numbers up per nation.

    I only looked at the main countries, medal contenders and so forth and not...
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    Can someone link me the ITA testing statistics...

    Can someone link me the ITA testing statistics quoted in the earlier ItG article which supposedly show one Chinese lifter being tested 41x times?
    I can't find stuff on their fancy website.

    And...
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    I think both could flourish though. 10...

    I think both could flourish though.

    10 categories worked fine in the 90s after the Soviet republics became independent, the entries increased and the competitiveness was actually better compared...
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    I had a further look at the continental results...

    I had a further look at the continental results and compared the podium average totals to each other (so these aren't just the winner) to get a snapshot of the relative strength of these federations....
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    First time she took only five attempts for new...

    First time she took only five attempts for new WRs, previously she also did three clean and jerks. We need more competitions for her to enter so can we get to 150+/190+ again.

    Further thoughts:
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    Asian 96s: neither Tian, Moradi nor Hassona...

    Asian 96s: neither Tian, Moradi nor Hassona looked good. Injured and/or inconistent across the board. These guys may have a higher ceiling, but the performances at PanAms were better.

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    Colombia at the moment is not limited, however...

    Colombia at the moment is not limited, however they could still be suspended before July. I didn't include this above because the "required" bans from February 2020 are still not finalized. And when...
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    Catching up with yesterday: 200 at 49 from...

    Catching up with yesterday: 200 at 49 from Delacruz is good indeed. There are several countries still on stanozolol who can't even do that.

    Same with the 240 at 64 from Canada. Very competitive!
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    Chinese results in the 81 class haven't improved...

    Chinese results in the 81 class haven't improved with the switch from 77, while the rest of the world have (naturally) increased their totals here.

    So, is Lyu going to hobble to a Tokyo gold on...
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