Three weeks out from the Pan American Games, Shane Hamman (USA) tore his vastus medialis on a 300 kg front squat, but it wasn't enough to keep him from winning the gold medal. "It was tough; it was killing me the whole time I was lifting, but I had to pull off enough to win," Hamman said. Back at the U.S. Olympic Training Center now, Hamman is setting his sights on posting bigger numbers at this year's World Weightlifting Championships, and he is being spurred on by Norway's superheavyweight, Stian Grimseth, who snatched 175 kg for a triple and cleaned 210 kg for a double in a recent workout at the USOTC.
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