2021-07-31

The 37-year-old “Military God”, who was late to the Olympics for three consecutive championships

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China News Service, Tokyo, August 1 (Bian Liqun) “I feel a little regretful now.” When asked how he felt after winning the championship, Lv Xiaojun, who had just stepped off the 81 kg podium in the men’s lift of the Tokyo Olympics, gave Gave an unexpected answer.

The Chinese weightlifting team, which has won 5 golds, is the absolute overlord in the Tokyo Olympic weightlifting field. In the mixed interview room after the game, there have been laughter and laughter from Hou Zhihui and Li Fabin, and there have also been lore. Hormones released by Chen Lijun and Shi Zhiyong, the “lunatic” who won the championship.

Lv Xiaojun, whom they called “Brother of the Army”, is the most calm one. This is indeed the unique temperament possessed by a 37-year-old veteran in the Olympic Games of World War III and the father of two daughters.

The 37-year-old “Military God”, who was late to the Olympics for three consecutive championships

On July 31, in the men’s 81 kg weightlifting final of the Tokyo Olympics, 37-year-old Chinese athlete Lu Xiaojun won the championship with 170 kg snatch, 204 kg clean and jerk, and a total score of 374 kg. Among them, snatch, clean and jerk, and total scores all broke Olympic records. This is the 21st gold medal of the Chinese delegation in this Olympic Games.

The regret that Lv Xiaojun said was the 77 kg weightlifting final of the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

In that game, Lv Xiaojun maintained a stable performance, snatching 177 kg, clean and jerk 202 kg, with a total score of 379 kg. Unexpectedly, the Kazakh player Rahimov suddenly emerged and lifted 214 kg in the last clean and jerk, which exceeded Lu Xiaojun’s jerk performance by as much as 12 kg, and was 4 kg higher than the dusty 15-year world record.

It is quite controversial that in this lore, Rahimov, who was “unsteady”, still got three white lights, and finally tied Lv Xiaojun’s 379 kilograms, relying on his light weight advantage. Take away the championship.

“Tonight I met a stronger opponent, and he is also an opponent worthy of my respect.” Lu Xiaojun, who lost the championship, did not entangle the controversy, and showed his general style.

Five years later, Rahimov, who won the championship that year, was banned from the IWF because of the doping storm. The gold medal is expected to “return” to Lv Xiaojun’s hands.

Unfortunately, on this night of victory, Rio’s gold medal has not yet come as hoped. “I’m still waiting for the 2016 Rio Olympic champion, waiting for the decision of the International Olympic Committee.” Lu Xiaojun said.

The 37-year-old “Military God”, who was late to the Olympics for three consecutive championships(1)

On July 31, in the men’s 81 kg weightlifting final of the Tokyo Olympics, 37-year-old Chinese athlete Lu Xiaojun won the championship with 170 kg snatch, 204 kg clean and jerk, and a total score of 374 kg. Among them, snatch, clean and jerk, and total scores all broke Olympic records. This is the 21st gold medal of the Chinese delegation in this Olympic Games.

In order to achieve the Olympics “three consecutive championships”, it is not easy for Lu Xiaojun in the past five years. He can stand out in the team competition and in the world arena, but the enemy of time, on the one hand, makes Lu Xiaojun’s physical function better. He has dropped and put in more effort; on the other hand, he missed too much time during the growth of his two daughters.

“The longest time, I haven’t returned home for more than half a year. Now I have to video with home at night after training every day.” When it comes to family, the tough guy Lu Xiaojun suddenly softened a bit.

“The children are quite small now. I am not there when I need to be by my side. It is a pity that my wife is working hard and very tired. She has supported me for so many years as always. I am very special. Thank you, this gold medal has half the credit for the wife.”

On the day of winning, four days have passed since Lu Xiaojun’s 37th birthday. Since then, he has surpassed the weightlifting of the former Soviet Union who won the 1964 Olympic Games at the age of 36 years and 40 days. Athlete Rudolph became the oldest Olympic weightlifting champion. Together with the “three consecutive championships” in the Olympics, this is an extraordinary achievement.

At the award ceremony, officials of the Chinese Weightlifting Association and members of the Chinese Weightlifting Team shouted “Military God”.

This is what fans call Lv Xiaojun, not only in China, but the “shen” has a great influence abroad. On overseas video platforms, videos about Lv Xiaojun have the most views Has reached 4.29 million.

Lv Xiaojun loves weightlifting, and that’s the case. At the age of 37, he can continue to persevere in the weightlifting arena.

The 37-year-old “Military God”, who was late to the Olympics for three consecutive championships(2)

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p >On July 31, in the men’s 81 kg weightlifting final of the Tokyo Olympics, 37-year-old Chinese athlete Lu Xiaojun won the championship with 170 kg snatch, 204 kg clean and jerk, and a total score of 374 kg. Among them, snatch, clean and jerk, and total scores all broke Olympic records. This is the 21st gold medal of the Chinese delegation in this Olympic Games.

“I love weightlifting from the bottom of my heart and feel that I cannot do without it. I also particularly like the feeling of fighting on the court. Fans all over the world call me the god of war. I want to prove that you are right. ”

Many people think that the Tokyo Olympics will be Lv Xiaojun’s last move. But in the words of the “Military God”, it was full of revealing that “we can fight again.”

“Relying on love, I persisted until I was 37, or maybe 40. I have been waiting for something (the Rio Olympic champion), which may take a long time. Next, I will fight for the National Games, and then I will look at the needs of the country. If the country needs it, I will stick to it as always.” (End)