This is turning into SAMA for olympic lifters haha.
I also find it interesting how in most discussions about attractive female weightlifters that video/picture of Marilou Dozois-Prevost from Beijing tends to come up sooner or later.
Svetlana is a world champ, Marilou is very good but she will likely barely make an Olympic slot, and only because she dropped down to the 48s. If I had magic powers and could choose I'd take Svetlana's look and medals =D
Well, "barely" . . . I think she'll take the 3rd spot pretty handily down at 48, it's just that the two girls ahead of her are absolute freaks. Christine Girard is consistently totalling in the mid to high 230s as a 63 (clean and jerked a Canadian record 134 recently if I'm not mistaken) and Marie-Eve Beauchemin-Nadeau recently totalled 240 as a 69 (with a Canadian record snatch of 106). Hard to compete with people lifting over 100% of the defined world standards.
Incredible that she could drop down to 48 and still make the same lifts. Canadian women are awesome :) I'd look like Rosie O'Donnell to lift like any of them!
Well, her numbers have come down (she did 195 as a 53 last year, and recently 178 as a 48) she just matches up better across the weight classes as a 48.
she is. i do get a cringe feeling that her twiggy limbs will break... but she does seem to have a very sweet personality and she gets some beautiful lifts. if her femurs can do it, mine should be able to do a hell of a lot better than they are doing now... even though she is a shortie...