Training Hall DVDs
Heavy Metal in Melbourne
The original IronMind video that introduced the concept of training hall videos.
From Mutlu and Suleymanoglu up through Taimazov, Chemerkin, and Kurlovich.
Challenge in China
Amazing lifting in the training hall in Guangzhou, China. Part 1.
Challenge in China
Amazing lifting in the training hall in Guangzhou, China. Part 2.
A few rough camera moments but stunning lifting in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Part 1
A few rough camera moments but stunning lifting in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Part 2.
Go Power in Germany
Many top Bulgarians in action; a very rare opportunity to watch Russian star Andrei Chemerkin train.
A Lahti Lifting
85-kg Dursun Sevinc (Turkey) front squats 280 kg; 77-kg Idalberto Arranda (Cuba) back squats 290 kg for a double.
A rare glimpse into their world one week prior to leaving for the 1998 Worlds. DVD NTSC version.
Lowdown in La Coruna
85-kg Georgi Gardev (Bulgaria) and Polish phenomenon Szymon Kolecki.
Gonzo in Greece
200-kg snatches; see the old master Anatoli Khrapati tuning up for his last Worlds.
Pre-Worlds Training Hall
Watch, among others, Szymon Kolecki and Geogi Asanidze train under the master coach Ivane Grikurovi one month before the 2001 Worlds.
Jaber snatches 200 kg for two singles; Marc Huster and Shahin Nassirinia train, for starters.
Performances here determined the number of 1996 Olympic weightlifting berths awarded to each country, so everyone came out of the woodwork to score team points.
Stavanger Strength Fest
See Leonid Taranenko in his last meet.
The Turkish team hits the platform running; Huster and Gotfried go after their respective world records in the clean and jerk; the latest crop of Bulgarians.
Chiang Mai Champs
See Chemerkin's mind-boggling 262.5-kg clean and jerk, not to mention the clutch clean and jerk Wes Barnett made to end the USA medal drought.
Intense world-standard lifting from one superb contest.
Fireworks in Finland
This Worlds had it all: close battles, world records, do-or-die lifts.
Countdown to Sydney: ferocious dogfight in the 69s and 77s, Huster pushed to the limit by the young Gardev in the 85s, and 17-year-old Szymon Kolecki defeating two-time Olympic gold medalist Akakios Kakiashvilis in the 94s.
Action in Athens
What a Worlds! . . . what you see will blow your mind.
Full coverage of the super heavyweight A session.
Sizzling in Sofia
Sizzling lifting from Mutlu to Danielyan prior to the Sydney Olympics; includes Vanev, Kolecki, and Asanidze.
Let's Talk Turkey
Starts as 56-kg Halil Mutlu breaks the world record in the snatch and nearly breaks the record in the clean and jerk and total as well; and ends with super Saeed Jaber sweeping the golds with 210/263.
Polish Proving Ground
Hossein Rezazadeh snatches 210 kg with ease and how about his 263-kg clean and jerk? Zlaten Vanev (85 kg) comes out of eighth place to take home all the marbles with his second attempt 217.5-kg clean and jerk.