This past weekend the Doctors were together in lovely Chicago (loosely, Chicago-area), Illinois, for the 2017 USAW National Championships. While there we had the pleasure to record an episode with Cheryl Haworth: 2000 Olympic bronze medallist, 2004 and 2008 Olympian, American record holder, Youth World record holder, and multiple-time National Champion (among other accomplishments). Cheryl spoke with us about her development, her training environment with some of the sport’s greats, her mindset when returning from a serious injury, her American records (128 snatch, 161 clean and jerk, and 287 total!), and much, much more. Enjoy!
After a slight hiatus, The Two Doctors are back with an interview with US Olympian (2000) Cara Heads Slaughter! She shares her background in the sport, her experiences at the Olympics, and her transition from athlete into coach. Enjoy!
Against all odds, The Two Doctors podcast has reached the milestone of TWENTY episodes! And with us for this show is a VERY special guest: Canada’s Christine Girard, a two-time Olympian (2008 and 2012) and (soon-to-be) multiple Olympic medallist AND presumed Olympic Champion (2012), once the IWF sorts out the drug-testing fiasco of those Games. Christine spent over an hour talking with us about her history in the sport, the weightlifting culture in Quebec, her training and competition mentality, her Olympic experiences, and much, much more. Listen and learn from someone who has competed—and triumphed—at the sport’s highest levels. Enjoy and let us know what you think here, on our Facebook page, or on iTunes!
In this episode we have TWO special guests from the IWF Executive Board: Sam Coffa and Moira Lassen. They share their thoughts and insights on a range of topics: new and upcoming rule changes in the IWF, reactions to the 2008 and 2012 retests, the use of video replay in judging, the addition of a new women’s weight class, and much, much more. Enjoy!
Join us for a recap of all the weightlifting action that happened in Rio at the 2016 Olympic Games. Our special guest this time is Paula Aranda, Board Member of USAW and weightlifting globetrotter. Enjoy! As always, let us know what you think via a review or feedback. And thank you for listening!
In this episode we have special guests David Tao (a founder of barbend.com) and Mike Graber (their Senior Uzbekistan Correspondent). We discuss the recent doping positives from the 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games, the IWF ban of Russia from the 2016 Games, and predictions for all the weight classes in Rio. Enjoy!
Phil Andrews, the recently appointed CEO of USAW, joins us to chat about all manner of things weightlifting: his thoughts on the organization, what he wants to do for the sport, how he first became involved, how he’ll gauge his success, the recent doping positives, and much, much more. (Dr Boffa’s audio quality is a bit rough for the first few minutes, but it improves—we promise.) Enjoy!
In this episode we discuss the recent passing of Tommy Kono, one of the greatest weightlifters of all time. We also recap our experiences interviewing and hanging out with Pyrros Dimas in Arnaia, Greece, and briefly mention some highlights from the 2016 European Championships. Enjoy!