While he continues to serve a doping suspension from worldwide weightlifting competitors, Aleksey Lovchev has been nothing if not inventive with how he spends his time. Last yr he starred in a Rocky-kind film in regards to the trials and tribulations of a working class weightlifter (watch the preview here), and lately he’s additionally tried his hand at feats of strength in strongman.
His newest is a raise that he describes as a Russian document within the Apollon axle clear & jerk with 210 kilograms (463 kilos).
OK, first off, everybody’s preliminary response: did he simply clear 210 kilos with a combined grip? Indeed he did, that’s an instance of one of many rarest of the uncommon cleans during which the athlete switches grip mid clear. When it goes flawed it goes very flawed, however the man pulled it off. Plus there’s subsequent to no whip on that bar.
Here’s a translation of the caption he included with the raise, although we should always emphasize that that is simply a Google translate effort.
Friends, right now within the “Theater of Power” I managed to ascertain a new document of Russia in elevating the “Apollo Axle” weighing 210kg, the earlier document belonged to Mikhail Koklyaev 208kg.
Koklyaev has carried out a lot of spectacular feats, like a 270-kilo jerk and a one-armed snatch of 110 kilos, however we’ll at all times bear in mind him for the music video he made for “Stolen Dance.”
Anyway, Lovchev is all about Apollon axles as of late — the last time we wrote about him, he had managed a 200-kilo axle clear thruster, a transfer that’s much more uncommon than the axle clear & jerk.
For a transient interval Lovchev held the world document within the clear & jerk with 264 kilograms till he examined constructive for ipamorelin, a hormone progress drug, and the document was nullified. His suspension will finish in 2019 and whereas he gained’t be eligible to go to Tokyo, the person is actually maintaining his strength up.
Featured picture by way of @lovchev_aleksey on Instagram.