Before you read the comp report please notice that I had almost no training in the Olympic lifts for about a month (I guess).
That being said:Comp Report
Last saturday we had another team competition. Soest vs Duisburg Süd.
We knew that we wouldn´t win because only two lifters of our former team are still lifting and lifting on that same good level.
Our goal was to achieve more than 200 relative points.
After warming up I was still a little uncertain about my technique because I didn´t lift for such a long time. Anyway I had them put 65 kg
on the bar for my 1st attempt. Having the most awkward steps leading towards the lifting stage I tripped and almost fell spread eagle but was able to just save me from that embarrassment
Jumped a little high, threw the bar forward quite a bit but saved it. Good lift. For my 2nd attempt I chose the weight of 71 kg
, which would be a no pressout PB for me. On the stage I had to waist almost 30 seconds of the time to make the lift because of the most annoying ringtone I ever heard. When they finally turned that thing off I got the bar off the floor, put it overhead and stood up. I think I felt a little pressout there but then the commentator yelled something that sounded like a determined "NO!"
. Absolutely confused and thinking it was a miss I let the bar go just before I realised that the judge was just about to give me a "good lift". Great
So in the third attempt I had to repeat my attempt, pulled it very far back but saved it. Good lift. Not the prettiest one but a PB
Now to the clean and jerk. My opening weight of 95 kg
was fairly high considering that I didn´t succeed in cleaning 100 kg earlier that week. Stepped up, little struggle on the clean but nailed it overall.
Next one: 101 kg
. Felt heavy on the clean. I must have been as red in the face as never before. Anyway, decided not to waste the attempt and go for it. Surprisingly I even made it. From what it felt like it must have looked very skew but no pressout and a good lift. Another PB
. (comp legal, I mean) Finally, on the third attempt I decided to jump to 104 kg
, which were just as hard to clean but just didn´t have the power to push those overhead.
Makes 3 new PBs for me (snatch, c&j and total) and at 84 kg bw also a new PB with 17 relative points. Our team (6 lifters) achieved a total of ~270 points, so we didn´t have to suffer total embarrassment. Still lost to Duisburg though, who totalled more than 400 points.
For those who don´t want to fight through this wall of text (and all the others) here´s the video: