Tuesday, November 15, 2011

New Snatch World Record

Behdad Salimi snatches 214kg with his 3rd attempt at the World Weightlifting Championship 2011, held in Paris last week.  The previous record was 213kg held by Hossein Rezazadeh, also of Iran.  Superb.

Tim Egerton of Sprint Strong, had pointed to this video and noted:

Interestingly, a new technique seems to be adopted here whereby he performed a 'pre-lift' before his actual attempt at performing the Snatch. This is legal so long as the bar does not break the line of the knees. I expect this 'pre-lift' will have provided a slight potentiation effect.

Is anyone aware of this technique having been adopted previously? I wonder if it will become commonplace now.


Anonymous said...

Congrats to him. Iran is a powerhouse in weighlifting

Scott said...

Antonio Krastev snatched more than that 3 times in IWF competition.

Chris said...

Scott - in that weight class?

Tom said...

Poor Hripsime Khurshudyan, I was watching with my fiance and her Mum; they were quite enjoying it until that point.

Hope she has a speedy recover, I'm not sure I'd be able to come back from that, psychologically.