It’s Thursday in Korea and I finally got internet access. The trip was long and tiresome. The wheather here is very cold and I’m glad I brought my heavy jacket. Living in Arizona has thinned my blood to the harsh cold wheather. Korea is an amazing country and everyone has been very nice. The food and hotel have been top notch. The competition venue is first class. I was not personally in Beijing for the Olympics but many people have compared this venue to that one. The Warm Up room is very spacious with over 15 platforms. The Training Hall which is right behind the Competition Warm Up room has 47 platforms. Uesaka weights on all the platforms. The Korean Weightlifting Federation has spared no expense on this event taking care of every little detail.
Aaron Adams trained yesterday and today and looked sharp. He is always the life of any conversation and he brings a good energy to the competition. Today I saw Kelly Rexroad, Stacy Suyama, and Caleb Williams train. All seemed to be working off some rust from the trip. Caleb is very strong and worked up to a 200 Front Squat. Caleb is still relatively new to our sport and once his technique catches up to his leg strength we could see a very dominate lifter for the US in the 69 kilo weight class. We will be attending the opening ceremonies tonight and depending on the start list will see our first lifter going either tomorrow or Saturday. More later.
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