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Pan Am Games 2011-Weightlifting, 23-27 Oct

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  • 20-10-2011 11:19am
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    Registered Users Posts: 1,603 ✭✭✭


    Pan Am's start this Sunday.

    I thought it would on at stupid o' clock but it's only 5 hours behind. Don't know if there's anywhere to watch it though there might be a stream on the official site http://www.guadalajara2011.org.mx/home.

    Interesting to see how the US lifters do.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,234 ✭✭✭Edwardius


    I'm interested in how the Colombian wimmins team do!


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 11,333 ✭✭✭✭itsallaboutheL


    Any luck with a stream?


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,603 ✭✭✭Scuba Ste


    Found one here.

    Anyone else find a good one, most don't seem available outside the Americas.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,256 ✭✭✭Molly


    Kendrick Ferris snatched 157, was 1Kg behind after this. Went for 208 on his 3rd c&j attempt and was apparently told to leave the platform and that he wasn't up by an official. Official was wrong and he ended up rushing out onto the platform with 6 seconds left and was never gonna make it. Fairly harsh!


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 7,348 ✭✭✭the drifter


    Molly wrote: »
    Kendrick Ferris snatched 157, was 1Kg behind after this. Went for 208 on his 3rd c&j attempt and was apparently told to leave the platform and that he wasn't up by an official. Official was wrong and he ended up rushing out onto the platform with 6 seconds left and was never gonna make it. Fairly harsh!

    That is harsh...


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  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 21,981 ✭✭✭✭Hanley


    That is harsh...

    Soooooooooooo racist.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,603 ✭✭✭Scuba Ste


    Third attempt was 198 not 208, ridiculous what happened. Got bronze anyway.

    Here's a pic of his 191 splot/kick jerk.

    294557_10150372419008678_377258928677_8263441_489104018_n.jpg


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,131 ✭✭✭COH


    Its amazing that there is no contingency for an official screw up like that


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,603 ✭✭✭Scuba Ste


    It is in Mexico after all.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,603 ✭✭✭Scuba Ste


    Jon North finished 4th in the 94's with 155/183 for a 338 total.

    Jared Fleming finished 5th with 155/180 for 335.

    Some other non-Americans won the medals. 2nd and 3rd place with 365 and 1st with 370. Big gap to bridge.

    Big boys lift tonight, Shankle in the 105's and Mendes in the SHW.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,234 ✭✭✭Edwardius


    Shankle snatched 165 for the 3rd. Probably read Revelations before going on the platform or something

    Edit: 2:1 decision against so finished on 162.

    Edit again: overruled and he finished with 165 on the snatch


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,234 ✭✭✭Edwardius


    Shankle clean and jerked 203, totalled about 27 below the winner but finished third.
    Think the supers are on later. I reckon mendes will do somethin like 185/215-220?


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,603 ✭✭✭Scuba Ste


    Supers is on now. Mendes opened 170 and is down to open 200 c&j.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,234 ✭✭✭Edwardius


    looks like 175/200 for Mendes. Pfft, I could do that, I just don't want to.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,603 ✭✭✭Scuba Ste


    175/205. He missed 210 and 213.

    What does he need to get to London? 8th place at the Pan Ams, if he gets similar in Paris, I'd guess he's very little chance of an Olympic spot.

    Anyway Pan Ams are over now. Cubans took 4 gold. Communism is good for weightlifting? If Higgins wins today could we possibly become a socialist republic and build towards 2016.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,025 ✭✭✭d'Oracle


    Scuba Ste wrote: »
    175/205. He missed 210 and 213.

    What does he need to get to London? 8th place at the Pan Ams, if he gets similar in Paris, I'd guess he's very little chance of an Olympic spot.

    Anyway Pan Ams are over now. Cubans took 4 gold. Communism is good for weightlifting? If Higgins wins today could we possibly become a socialist republic and build towards 2016.

    I'm pretty sure that is one of Lyle McDonalds conclusions on the matter.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,234 ✭✭✭Edwardius


    Did Lyle actually come to any conclusions on it? I got bored after the first thousand pages.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,025 ✭✭✭d'Oracle


    Dead Ed wrote: »
    Did Lyle actually come to any conclusions on it? I got bored after the first thousand pages.

    I'm not even sure he is qualified to comment, but it looked like he was going that way before I stopped reading.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,234 ✭✭✭Edwardius




  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 21,981 ✭✭✭✭Hanley


    Dead Ed wrote: »

    Someone post the conclusion there.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,603 ✭✭✭Scuba Ste


    It's Mark Rippetoes fault. I think.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,234 ✭✭✭Edwardius


    Scuba Ste wrote: »
    It's Mark Rippetoes fault. I think.
    Hahahaha, good work!


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 21,981 ✭✭✭✭Hanley


    So eh... is Pat Mendes still just being "held back"** cos the scene isn't ready for him yet?































    **In before "the only thing being held back is his drugs near a comp"


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,234 ✭✭✭Edwardius


    What scene is this? the C group?


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,603 ✭✭✭Scuba Ste


    Is a 30kg drop in his snatch not too big a loss for it to be only drugs though. He was supposed to be injured too.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,234 ✭✭✭Edwardius


    Scuba Ste wrote: »
    Is a 30kg drop in his snatch not too big a loss for it to be only drugs though. He was supposed to be injured too.

    Broz said he blew some tendons in his shoulder when he snatched 207 a couple of weeks before the Arnold. Also, most of his big gym lifts were in straps and I think he said that when he went back to lifting without he saw a large drop, Mendes seems to rip the bar off the floor so it might cause some problems if he usually straps up for it. Having said that, he was tested at the Arnold and has been on the USADA list for the last while and didn't seem to do anything crazy since. Might be a combination of injury, straps and maybe drugs. Could be clean either, I dunno.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,603 ✭✭✭Scuba Ste


    I noticed that myself. Since he's being tested regularly his lifts have fallen. Tbh I'd be more surprised to see any lifter come from nowhere in 5 years or less to compete with the best in the world.

    Anyway a vid of the 85's including Farris's screw up.



  • Registered Users Posts: 3,234 ✭✭✭Edwardius


    That Hernandez lad is classy.

    Also:

    http://terratv.terra.com/Sports/Rumbo-a-2012/Guadalajara-2011/9254-342958/Estadounidenses-divierten-al-publico-en-la-halterofilia.htm
    You'll need to find a mexican proxy to get this to work. It's almost worth the hassle.


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