April 17th, 2016

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Scouting the Area

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Red-winged blackbirds are flying all over the Belle Isle Marshes these days.


On the photo attached, there is one of them caught scouting the area from a tall birch tree.


Although they are not particularly fond of being in front of the camera, I just like the red-winged blackbirds.


There is some historical depth is their activities. They remind me old time warriors traveling in groups or alone to protect their siblings in the tribes.


Happy Saturday to all!

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Weightlifting Championship in Norway

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2016 European Weightlifting Championship came to an end in Norway.


In the light of recent meldonium related scandals in the world of Olympic sports, it was interesting how it will affect performance of the weightlifters, the usual suspects for doping related disqualifications in the last decades. It’s too early for comments but I don’t remember Russia being represented by such a young team practically in all weight classes.


Come on… When was the last time you saw Russian athletes competing in men’s bamtam or featherweight classes? And, on the other hand, when was the last time the Russians were out of medals among the super heavyweights?


Something obviously is “cooking” prior to the big and heavy lifting in Rio this year.




2016 European Championships
Location: Forde, NOR</p>

GOLD MEDALISTS

Weight Class Name Total (kg)
56 Bantamweight Mirco SCARANTINO, Italy 264
62 Featherweight Hursit ATAK, Turkey 296
69 Lightweight Daniyar ISMAYILOV, Turkey 333
77 Middleweight Andranik KARAPETYAN, Armenia 367
85 Light Heavyweight Alexander PELESHENKO, Ukraine 372
94 Middle Heavyweight Tomasz ZIELINSKI, Poland 387
105 Heavyweight Arturs PLESNIEKS, Latvia 403
105+ Super Heavyweight Lasha TALAKHADZE, Georgia 463


Note: To view a complete list of the winners in the weight classes above,

please follow the link associated with the weight class.


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