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Chubrock
07-27-2008, 11:11 AM
Anybody catch it on MSNBC? Hopefully the US squad will have a good showing.

Tom Mutaffis
07-29-2008, 03:32 PM
I saw part of that, there was an American 85kg lifter who broke the U.S. record - believe it was a 200 kilo clean & jerk... and he made it look easy.

Ben Moore
07-29-2008, 03:38 PM
Anybody know where we could find the entire schedule?

Bob
07-29-2008, 06:40 PM
Anybody know where we could find the entire schedule?
The schedule is a little complex on the NBC site... but take a look at this page: http://www.nbcolympics.com/resultsandschedules/index.html#

And then go to this site to find the TV and online channels that will be showing the events: http://www.nbcolympics.com/tv_and_online_listings/index.html

Gotta love that at least these olympics will have ALL the events broadcasted somewhere. Family and friends of olympians have got to really love that...

There are also more cool Weightlifting details here: http://www.nbcolympics.com/weightlifting/index.html
included on that page is an article about Kendrick Farris who Tom mentioned set that new American record.. and it was actually 201 kg, the old record was 200 kd.. gotta love being able to throw over 2 times your weight overhead..

CleverName
07-29-2008, 07:45 PM
I should get cable back just so I can watch the weightlifting part of the Olympics... I can't even get the basic channels for some reason. :(

Ben Moore
07-29-2008, 11:48 PM
The schedule is a little complex on the NBC site... but take a look at this page: http://www.nbcolympics.com/resultsandschedules/index.html#

And then go to this site to find the TV and online channels that will be showing the events: http://www.nbcolympics.com/tv_and_online_listings/index.html

Gotta love that at least these olympics will have ALL the events broadcasted somewhere. Family and friends of olympians have got to really love that...

There are also more cool Weightlifting details here: http://www.nbcolympics.com/weightlifting/index.html
included on that page is an article about Kendrick Farris who Tom mentioned set that new American record.. and it was actually 201 kg, the old record was 200 kd.. gotta love being able to throw over 2 times your weight overhead..


Thank you for that man!

Guido
07-30-2008, 11:31 AM
Anybody catch it on MSNBC? Hopefully the US squad will have a good showing.Yep. Good stuff. Unfortunately all of our lifters are major longshots to win any medals. The Chinese dominate the lower weight classes and the Europeans tend to dominate the upper classes. Rezazadeh and Mutlu, who were huge favorites to medal, dropped out though, so that improves everyone else's chances.

ZenMonkey
07-30-2008, 09:40 PM
i am pumped about watching them!! so it looks like finals are 9th-13th then 15th-19th

JHarris
07-31-2008, 09:45 AM
Yeah, none of our weightlifters have a shot at a medal - we don't have a single A class guy. As it stands now, it seems we have two men going to the olympics - Kendrick Farris (The 85kg guy who broke the record) and Chad Vaughn (77kg guy). Sadly, the medalists in the 85kg class will likely be totalling in the high 300's (maybe even 400, if Rybakov of Belarus has a good day), and Kendrick is only in the mid 300's. Vaughn, similarly, is a decent way back from the top of the pack. Then again, other countries have been getting popped for steroids left and right, so you never know. (Greece lost a ton of lifters as did Bulgaria. India has been having severe drug issues too.)

Also, Natalie Woolfolk, Carissa Gump and Cheryl Hayworth will be going in the women's classes.