Video: Bob Takano - A Narrow Miss and a Victory

Bob Takano

Contributor - Olympic Weightlifting

Woodland Hills, California, United States

Olympic Weightlifting


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The video above was Michael Nassif's third attempt at a recent meet. After a relatively easy opener of 102 kg, Michael narrowly missed this second attempt at 107. Michael's training was sporadic for this competition, so it was not surprising to see him miss at 107, which was 3 kg under his PR. Even after missing 107, Michael felt he could do more for his final attempt. He called the 111 and made it - and set a new PR!

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