It was less than a month ago when we reported 77kg American lifter Harrison Maurus hit a new PR snatch at 150kg. And since we’ve come to accept remarkable progress from the lifting prodigy, it shouldn’t be too much of a shock to see him load up the bar to 155kg. Check out Maurus’ new PR lift below:
Not a shock? Sure. Impressive? Incredibly. This is only 2.5kg below the Senior American Record in Maurus’ weight class (set by Oscar Chaplin III back in 2000). Maurus, of course, already owns the Senior American Record clean & jerk at 192kg, which he broke while setting a new Youth World Record in the lift (on his way to becoming Youth World Champion).
Maurus is just 17 years old, and while big progress isn’t too surprising for young lifters, a 5 kilogram increase on any international athlete’s snatch PR is pretty remarkable in just one month.
In July, Maurus represented the United States at the 2017 Senior Pan American Championships and successfully snatched 142kg on stage. He’s known for having a significantly stronger clean & jerk in competition, but these days, it looks like his snatch is certainly catching up.
Will be take the American Record in both lifts soon?