Monday, August 8, 2016

A silver in the Olympics, finally

This morning I was greeted by the fantastic news that the Philippines's Hidilyn Diaz had gotten a silver medal in the women's 53 kg weightlifting event. As a CrossFitter, I couldn't have been prouder, and I have to say I got teary-eyed when I saw the replay of the awarding ceremony.

Way back when only a handful at the box were proficient at weightlifting (especially the snatch), CFMNL had organized a snatch tutorial with Haidie and her coach one Sunday afternoon. This was in 2012, the year she competed in the London Olympics. Ever since then, I looked forward to reading about her and watching her IG videos. I can only dream of having her snappy overhead position.

I just had to look for the old snatch session pictures on my Facebook.

Teaching the right position

Class pic!
 I sure hope we have Olys on the menu tomorrow!