Friday Fun – More Olympic Weigtht Lifting Out takes

This first video I took at the same West Wythenshawe Olympic weightlifting comp a few weeks ago. You saw in the previous video Josh Farghaly doing a very impressive 110kg Snatch. Well this is him a little later having a go at beating his own British youth record by Clean and Jerking 135kg.

It’s seemingly the worst possible outcome of any lift you could imagine, but Josh was fine:

And this is just horrid, but you have to take your hat off to the girl, she finished the lift!

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  • Steve J 22 October 2008, 5:10 pm

    Thanks for posting these vids. I find them very useful, saying that I’ve not lifted in the last 2 weeks due to feeling yick!

  • andrew parkinson 3 November 2008, 2:46 am

    fair play to the girl she finsehd her liftand that’s all that counts i used to lift @ west wythenshawe when i was @ high school and got up to a pretty good standard lifting 85kg @ a body weight of 67kg i wish i had never left please post or email me because i would love to get back into the sport it might take a while now i am 25 but would like to lift again les green was an inspiration to me and without him i would not of won the competitions at wright robinson or thorn cross i thank him greatly.

  • Colin McNulty 4 November 2008, 9:32 pm

    Hi Andrew,

    > please post or email me

    What does that mean? Les is still there teaching at West Wythenshawe, I’m sure he’d love to see you back. As for getting back into lifting, I didn’t even start until I was 34, you have 9 years on me + a back ground in it!

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