Competition Reports

Reports written by Andrew Charniga of international competitions such as the World weightlifting championships, the Asian championships; European championships; Asian Games; Junior world championships.

The 2020 Olympics

Andrew Charniga www.sportivnypress.com The delayed for a year 2020 Olympics finally took place in Tokyo with an abbreviated field for various reasons. Unfortunately, some of the best lifters were unable to attend. DENG Wei (CHN) the single greatest female lifter of our times was left off team China because of injury. RIM Jong Sim (PKR) …

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2021 Junior World Weightlifting Championships: Impressions

Andrew Charniga www.sportivnypress.com The 2021 Junior World Championships were staged in Tashkent, Uzbekistan from 05-23 – 05 -31, 2021 with all appropriate protocols suited to the current pandemic conditions. All in all, considering the current circumstances and the fact that the two strongest teams China and North Korea were absent; there were some impressive results …

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2021 EUROPEAN WEIGHTLIFTING Championships: Impressions

Andrew Charniga www.sportivnypress.com Figures 1 & 2: Record lifts do not necessarily fit neatly into some linear playbook. Widely accepted conceptions of balance and mechanical efficiency applied to the human body with 206 bones and 600+ muscles can be meaningless without taking into account redundancy; large and excess degrees of freedom of movement.   There …

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