Doha - Ace weightlifting coach and MILO author Jim Schmitz will tell that if you want to win, you need to make your lifts - and the medalists in the 75-kg category at the Asian Games today just underlined Schmitz's point.
75-kg Asian Games gold medalist Cao Lei gets set, about to clean and jerk over double bodyweight. IronMind® | Randall J. Strossen, Ph.D. photo.
Gold medalist Cao Lei (China) went six for six, as did silver medalist Mya Sanda Oo (Myamar), and bronze medalist Kim Soon Hee (Korea), going for the silver, missed only her final jerk - is Jim Schmitz right, or what?
This class, even if not producing any records, showcased some terrific women's lifting - all three medalists did a tremendous job knocking off their lifts: Kim put it on the line going for what she needed to move up, Oo executed her lifts with impressive power, and Cao showed great platform presence throughout the competition. Cao ended with 120/152, Oo with 110/140 and Kim with 110/136.