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North Korean lifts three times body weight
北韓選手舉出三倍其體重佳績

North Korea’s Om Yun Chol celebrates with his gold on the podium for the weightlifting men’s 56kg during the 2012 London Olympic Games in London, England on July 29.
北韓舉重選手溫熙哲七月二十九日於英國倫敦奧運會上,在獎台上慶祝奪得男子五十六公斤級挺舉金牌。

Photo: AFP
照片:法新社

North Korea’s Om Yun Chol on July 29 joined an exclusive group of weightlifters who have lifted three times their body weight in the clean and jerk.

According to Om, it was all thanks to the “Great Leader.” Om, who stands just 152cm tall, also set an Olympic record when he cleared 168kg in the clean and jerk in the men’s 56kg category — and immediately gave all the credit to late North Korean leader Kim Jong Il.

Om’s achievement was even more impressive considering he was competing in the “B” group with lower-ranked lifters. Medal contenders generally compete in the “A” group.

Om’s record lift was also surprising because he was ranked just 11th in the world in 2011 and the best clean and jerk he registered last year was 156kg.

Om cleared 160 and 165kg on his first two attempts and got the crowd even more riled up when it was announced he would go for the Olympic mark. Om then confidently squatted to grab the bar and, after securing it at his shoulders on the clean, executed a powerful and steady jerk above his head.

Only a handful of lifters have cleared three times their body weight before, including Halil Mutlu and Naim Suleymanoglu of Turkey.

(AP)

北韓的溫熙哲七月二十九日加入了挺舉,舉起自己三倍體重的卓越舉重選手陣營。

根據溫熙哲的說法,這全拜「偉大領導人」之賜。身高僅一百五二公分的他在男子五十六公斤級挺舉舉出一百六十八公斤時,也創下奧運紀錄─他並立即將所有的功勞歸給已故北韓領袖金正日。

而當考慮到他與排名較低的舉重選手在「B」組較勁時,溫的成就更令人印象深刻。奪牌有望的好手通常在「A」組比賽。

溫破紀錄的一舉也讓人驚奇,因為他在二○一一年的全球排名僅第十一,他去年登記的挺舉最佳紀錄是一百五十六公斤。

溫在頭兩次的試舉中舉了一百六十公斤與一百六十五公斤,當他宣布力拚奧運紀錄時,群眾更加激動。然後溫自信的蹲下抓槓,而在確定槓鈴平肩後,他有力的、穩穩的猛然將槓鈴舉過頭部。

之前只有少數舉重選手舉起三倍其體重的重量,其中包括土耳其的哈里爾.穆特魯與奈姆.蘇萊曼諾古。

(美聯社/翻譯:魏國金)

TODAY’S WORDS 今日單字

1. clean and jerk n. phr.

挺舉 (ting2 ju3)

例: “Clean and jerk” is an weightlifting Olympic event, and it is different from “snatch.”

(「挺舉」是奧運舉重項目之一,有別於「抓舉」。)

2. credit n.

功勞 (gong1 lao2)

例: The doctor took entire credit for his patient’s recovery.

(醫生把病患的康復完全看作自己的功勞。)

3. go for v. phr.

力拼;極力爭取 (li4 pin1; ji2 li4 zheng1 qu3)

例: I’d go for the position if I were you.

(如果我是你,我將極力爭取該職位。)


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