Thursday, November 22, 2007

The American Open is Next Weekend

Some scenes from last year's 85 kg clean & jerk session. These guys weigh 187 lbs or less. The final weight lifted, was 436 lbs (198 kg), an American record at the time, by Kendrick Farris, age 20. Note the number of athletes who do not use belts or any knee/wrist support.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Tracy,

Thanks for this clip.

Who are the athletes in the clip? You also indicate the absence of belts and knee wraps? What does that imply about those who wear the belts and knee wraps? (Do the majority of competitive weightlifters NOT wear belts and knee wraps?)

Thanks,
Alex