Strong Russian dominance
After five world records at the President’s Cup held in Belgorod, Russia; no one expected another one in the +105kg category. The reason was simple as the world record level was far from the seven participants’ capacities. The question whether all categories were ruled by the host was a not a question anymore when it became clear Russian Duo of Albegov and Mogushkov dominated the field. A month after Paris World Championship it was obvious Mogushkov had a short time to collect new energy. It appeared soon the favorite in this +105kg category was Albegov. He made 195 kg in snatch and 240 kg in clean and jerk. Finally he was crowned the king of the first President’s Cup among superheavy athletes. He got gold (435kg), Mogushkov won silver (411kg) and peter Nagy (HUN) earned bronze (408kg).
Gold medal winner Ruslan Albegov
“I think we enjoyed a perfect environment for weightlifting. The organization was on top level. I love Belgorod very much as I think my victory was due to the audience as I felt a strong support on a very nice way.”
Silver medal winner Chingiz Mogushkov
“Well done, I think we all have to congratulate to the organizers. Anyway I am satisfied with my result as I was not in good shape thanks to the flue stopped my training.”
Bronze medal winner Peter Nagy
“A week later I won in London Olympic test event it is a remarkable achievement. I am very happy at the end of a long season. It is time to relax. I wish Happy New Year to all of us.”
Closing event of women President Cup +75 kg brought again a Russian victory decorated by a special moment.
Kashirina’s (RUS) junior and senior world record was broken by Kashirina (148 kg). From far distance Olha Korobka (UKR) followed her with 120kg on the second place.
In clean and jerk the crucial moment came by the last attempt of Kashirina. She had to jump to 181kg to build up a new world record in total. One month after her failure in Paris she missed again at 181kg. Thus she could not send her Christmas greetings wrapped into a new world record to current world champion Zhou (China). Korobka collected two more silver medals (146kg clean and jerk, 266kg total) but she was 57kg away of Kashirina’s total (323kg).
Kashirina at the press conference
At this time I was not successful with my world record attack. I am sure just a little more training is needed to register the record under my name. I feel unhappy at the moment but I think I must be more motivated in 2012. I am confident and I am quite sure about my power.