If you’re not already watching the Youth World Weightlifting Championships in Slovakia this week, you should be. There’ve been some spectacular, record-shattering performances already and the heavy hitters are just getting started. Today the 17-year-old Iraqi boy at 69 kgs totaled an Earth-crushing 311 kgs via a 143 kg snatch and a 168 kg cnj – both new WRs. Over double body weight snatch at the age of 17? Yeah, ok . . . I need to find a new sport.
Of note, Oklahoma’s own Jackie Beed is lifting this Saturday. You can catch her on the live stream at some un-godly hour (5 a.m. by my calculations) here.