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takennotgiven

Mike G, or as you have all come to know him as BUTTERS, was our final lifter at AO3. Many of our followers were aware of his nickname but asked us where it came from. He has buttery smooth hips!! Watch any of his lifts or squats and you’ll immediately be jealous of that buttery smoothness! Those buttery hips led him to an amazing 6 for 6 performance!! @mikeyg808 ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖ #LuckyWeLift #TeamTNG #TNGgym #TakenNotGiven #TakenNotGivenWeightlifting #LifTNGaloha @liftngaloha #weightlifting #weightlifters #oahuweightlifters #hawaiiweightlifting #usaweightlifting #yagottaeat #usaweightlifting #kilos #eleiko #snatch #cleanandjerk #americanopenseries2018 #aoseries3 #luckywelive #honolulu #weightliftinglife #sixattempts #hookgrip #ao3 #usaw #barbell #olympiclifting #weightliftingstuff

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takennotgiven

Nicole has been working hard lately on all aspects of this sport, including dropping a few weight classes!! Doing that smart with our TNG Gainz program, she has held all of her strength throughout the weight loss. Traveling to Vegas and dealing with the smoke and freezing hotel rooms, she caught a little stomach bug and the day of her comp was probably the worst. We dropped her openers a bit, just to be safe, but she pulled it together and went 6 for 6 for her first time on a National stage!! Excellent work and we know there’s much more coming soon! @puglifts ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖ #LuckyWeLift #TeamTNG #TNGgym #TakenNotGiven #TakenNotGivenWeightlifting #LifTNGaloha @liftngaloha #weightlifting #weightlifters #oahuweightlifters #hawaiiweightlifting #usaweightlifting #yagottaeat #usaweightlifting #kilos #eleiko #snatch #cleanandjerk #americanopenseries2018 #aoseries3 #luckywelive #honolulu #weightliftinglife #sixattempts #hookgrip #ao3 #usaw #barbell #olympiclifting #weightliftingstuff

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takennotgiven

Nai had a rough start to the morning of his weigh in. See our previous posts or his highlight about how we had to cut his hair to make weight!! But we did it, with minutes to spare! He performed exactly as we wanted, ending with 6 for 6!! Trusting the process from day 1 and it’s clearly paying off! @naizalohaz ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖ #LuckyWeLift #TeamTNG #TNGgym #TakenNotGiven #TakenNotGivenWeightlifting #LifTNGaloha @liftngaloha #weightlifting #weightlifters #oahuweightlifters #hawaiiweightlifting #usaweightlifting #yagottaeat #usaweightlifting #kilos #eleiko #snatch #cleanandjerk #americanopenseries2018 #aoseries3 #luckywelive #honolulu #weightliftinglife #sixattempts #hookgrip #ao3 #usaw #barbell #olympiclifting #weightliftingstuff

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takennotgiven

Amelia lives on the Big Island and is a great representation of what TNG stands for! Hard work to earn what you want! Leading up to every competition, she questions if she should do it, and then immediately after she’s ready for the next one! We all can relate to those nerves, but she uses that adrenaline for her lifts! She went 6 for 6 for her first time on a Nationals stage!!! 👌🏾 So proud of her! @ameliaobra ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖ #LuckyWeLift #TeamTNG #TNGgym #TakenNotGiven #TakenNotGivenWeightlifting #LifTNGaloha @liftngaloha #weightlifting #weightlifters #oahuweightlifters #hawaiiweightlifting #usaweightlifting #yagottaeat #usaweightlifting #kilos #eleiko #snatch #cleanandjerk #americanopenseries2018 #aoseries3 #luckywelive #honolulu #weightliftinglife #sixattempts #hookgrip #ao3 #usaw #barbell #olympiclifting #weightliftingstuff

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takennotgiven

Katy just moved from Washington state to Hawaii only a few months ago. She runs our Kaka’ako location. Adjusting to a major move and new life has its struggles but she kept lifting and had a great performance on the platform breaking through some mental barriers! Come lift with her at our Kaka’ako location! @katyface6 ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖ #LuckyWeLift #TeamTNG #TNGgym #TakenNotGiven #TakenNotGivenWeightlifting #LifTNGaloha @liftngaloha #weightlifting #weightlifters #oahuweightlifters #hawaiiweightlifting #usaweightlifting #yagottaeat #usaweightlifting #kilos #eleiko #snatch #cleanandjerk #americanopenseries2018 #aoseries3 #luckywelive #honolulu #weightliftinglife #sixattempts #hookgrip #ao3 #usaw #barbell #olympiclifting #weightliftingstuff

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takennotgiven

Carly has come so far lately and we couldn’t be more proud of her! She moved from Hawaii to South Carolina and had to start lifting on her own! With the help of @palmettoweightlifting she has found excellent focus and as you all know, this sport is a mental game! It showed clearly on stage at AO3 and we can’t wait for much bigger numbers to come in the near future! Your Hawaii fam misses you every day Poody♥️ @carlyalexandra ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖ #LuckyWeLift #TeamTNG #TNGgym #TakenNotGiven #TakenNotGivenWeightlifting #LifTNGaloha @liftngaloha #weightlifting #weightlifters #oahuweightlifters #hawaiiweightlifting #usaweightlifting #yagottaeat #usaweightlifting #kilos #eleiko #snatch #cleanandjerk #americanopenseries2018 #aoseries3 #luckywelive #honolulu #weightliftinglife #sixattempts #hookgrip #ao3 #usaw #barbell #olympiclifting #weightliftingstuff

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takennotgiven

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jbolt

Hi res images from American Open Series 3 in Las Vegas via Viviana Podhaiski (@everyday_lifters) of Lifting Life. . Also in photos from @spsgym is @coachoscar18 and Michael Jenkins #nofilter

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candygainzzz

I need to work on my lifting faces so I don’t look so derpy. I also need to buy a new singlet cause my mom asked why I was wearing a wet suit. RIP @virusintl men’s medium singlet that I got on sale for $25 ☠️

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hiperformanceathletics

Part of our contingency from Hawaii representing our state and their clubs at the #AO3 in Vegas. 31 lifters strong and growing. Spreading the gospel of weightlifting 🏋🏼‍♀️. #Repost @takennotgiven ・・・ Only a part of the group that came all the way from Hawaii for this event!!! For such a small state we sure brought some talent to this meet! Great group of people and lifters right here!♥️ (I don’t know everyone’s Instagram! Tag each other!) ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖ #LuckyWeLift #TeamTNG #TNGgym #TakenNotGiven #TakenNotGivenWeightlifting #LifTNGaloha @liftngaloha #weightlifting #weightlifters #oahuweightlifters #hawaiiweightlifting #mauiweightlifting #usaweightlifting #yagottaeat #usaweightlifting #kauaiweightlifting #bigislandweightlifting #eleiko #snatch #cleanandjerk #americanopenseries2018 #aoseries3 #luckywelive #weightliftinglife #sixattempts #hookgrip #ao3 #usaw #olympiclifting #weightliftingstuff

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alecjose

Really proud of this PR, this weight beat me on rep 4 last week. Regardless of pause this is a PR set of 5. ——– Front squat 5RM (first 2 reps paused) 150KG/330LBS PR ——– Tons of pump work with the best fucking crew @mikejdewar @beclorch @ndefrei @captainstarbuck @paulkostas @strongandbendy 👴🏼 Coach @masheliteperformance * * * #cleanandjerk #snatch #mma #j2fitweightlifting #weightlifting #weightlifter #olympicweightlifting #olympiclifting #competeeveryday #powerjerk #splitjerk #frontsquat #squats #squat #squateveryday #powerclean #squatclean #usaw #usaweightlifting #americanopenseries2018 #crossfitweightlifting #muscles #rehband #crossfit #crossfitter #nikeweightlifting

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cowgirlmaddie

I didn’t make this lift, it was my last lift at 91kg. But I’m proud of it because I was in the sunken place moments before taking it. I’m pretty sure @thedangermanchronicles and @god_guns_barbells were worried about me 🤷🏼‍♀️. Next time I will make this lift ;). #olympiclifting #americanopenseries2018 #vegas #ao3 #64kg #girlswholift #crossfit #flexibledieting #functionalfitness #iifym #ahubnutrition #cutterfitness #blonyx #blonyxathlete #rocktape #gostrongerlonger

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ironfactoryweightlifting

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_generallee_

American Open Series 3...what a crazy experience. Went 4/6, here’s my best snatch 123kg🥇and best cj 145kg🥉 to earn Overall🥈in 102kg Masters(35-39) and fourth in 102 Open. Thank you everyone for their support, I definitely felt the love and am full with gratitude. LJ my coach, I love you. My team for all their support via 10,000 group messages. Bryan and Adrian for being my loaders/emotional support❤️. Brian, Colleen, Lorena, Ember, Mel, Anabel, Ryan, Aunt Debbie, and Hunter for all being there. Don and Kathie because I didn’t want Sarah’s dad to see me shit the bed. The guy announcing my session who obviously never read words before. My new friend Penny on the Medical staff for getting my body and mind right. The Thread for always calling me a douche and keeping me humble. My fellow competitors, solid weightlifters and cool dudes. And lastly my amazing girlfriend Sarah for her undying support on so many levels and for absolutely losing her mind every time I lift. Appreciate and Love you honey😘. Glad to finally take some time off, but did get a taste of blood at this one and felt the energy of good competition. Eager to come back and tear some shit up. #athleticsunited #aubarbell #barbellballistics #americanopenseries2018 #americanopenseries3 #usaw #masterweightlifting #colinfister #hookgrip #longestpostever

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frankdatello81k

Lifetime snatch PR for gold 🥇(139kg/~306lbs). - Now that I’m back at work, I’m seriously missing the enormous event @usa_weightlifting put on last week. It was so awesome to see so many people take on the national platform. Until next time.

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alecjose

It's getting stupid good over here. I meant to do a 240KG clean deadlift double but because I can't math right I accidentally jumped from 220 to 250KG. I'll take the 50LBS PR single. ——– Beltless Front squat 1RM 150KG/330LBS PR ——– 1 RM cleanish Deadlift 250KG/550LBS ——– Tons of pump work with the best fucking crew @mikejdewar @ndefrei @paulkostas @captainstarbuck 👴🏼 Coach @masheliteperformance * * * #cleanandjerk #snatch #mma #j2fitweightlifting #weightlifting #weightlifter #olympicweightlifting #olympiclifting #competeeveryday #powerjerk #splitjerk #frontsquat #squats #squat #squateveryday #powerclean #squatclean #usaw #usaweightlifting #americanopenseries2018 #crossfitweightlifting #muscles #rehband #crossfit #crossfitter #nikeweightlifting

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ashley.merari

Ready to get back to training and beat this girl. - #youvsyou #americanopenseries2018 #AO3 #LiftingLife

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manda1411vb

Now that the meet is over & I’ve had some time to reflect I’m happy I tried my best but I’m not satisfied with my performance. I need to make more than my opening weight on snatches & not press out all my jerks. . I always get sooo nervous before snatches & it doesn’t go away until I’m done with all 3 attempts. I need to figure out a way relax prior to snatching. This sport is WAY more mentally challenging than physically challenging & I need to work on my mental game more! . That being said, competing in Vegas has been an awesome experience & I’m glad I did it! 🎰🏋🏻‍♀️🎲 Thanks to everyone who helped me warm up in the back & who helped coach me! Thanks to @anna_wtcoach for always wanting the best for me & to @thelinellez for your encouragement throughout the meet & reminding me to breathe every 10 seconds (because apparently I forget to do this when nervous) 😂 . Next up is HOA! I’m switching gears to focus on Crossfit & pushing my limits at my Crossfit comp in✌🏼weeks. Getting excited to compete with a fun team! #AOSeries3 #kcweightlifting #usaw

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longbeachweightlifting

More recaps top follow... but gotta put this out there now.... or team represented in 10 out of 13 athletes that @coach.toph coached out in the American Open Series 3 event and were had many reasons top celebrate. We're extremely proud of our team and proud of all the hard work displayed. There were first timers and veterans and everyone showed up!!! All the best to the next training cycle and the future of Long Beach Weightlifting will continue to shine brightly!!! Special shout out to our @sanctuarybarbell coaches @jvezina_ and @njvezina for filling in as coaches for our team! Thanks to @ctchiong and @builttifftough for also taking great care of Paul and Susie during that double athlete session!!! I love our weightlifting community!!! #WeAreVehement #AmericanOpenSeries2018 #longbeachweightlifting

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kikibit70

WOOPS here’s the real snatch PR 46kg. #ImaMom #imakemakemistakes #Repost @pivotal_weightlifting_club with @get_repost ・・・ @teagan.layne missed her opener at American open 3. A number we could hit on a bad day. I asked, do you want to take that lift again and she said no , we are going 43,46. She walked to a bar on the warm up platforms, I changed her lift to 42,let the clock run and changed it to 43. She took the opener again back stage , then went on to hit her next two attempts and set a 5kg snatch pr. Watch until the end! - [x] #weightlifting #olympiclifting #olympicweightlifting #youthweightlifting #youthsports #squats #deadlift #snatch #cleanandjerk #gym #sportsperformance #eleiko #rouge #crossfit #americanbarbell #americanopenseries2018

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pivotal_weightlifting_club

@teagan.layne missed her opener at American open 3. A number we could hit on a bad day. I asked, do you want to take that lift again and she said no , we are going 43,46. She walked to a bar on the warm up platforms, I changed her lift to 42,let the clock run and changed it to 43. She took the opener again back stage , then went on to hit her next two attempts and set a 5kg snatch pr. Watch until the end! - [x] #weightlifting #olympiclifting #olympicweightlifting #youthweightlifting #youthsports #squats #deadlift #snatch #cleanandjerk #gym #sportsperformance #eleiko #rouge #crossfit #americanbarbell #americanopenseries2018

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venatorathletics

Phenomenal performances by our Venatõr Barbell athletes @ the AO Series III this weekend! 👏🏽 @chans31 and @jonesr_1982 both brought home🥈and @james_s0ng C+J’d a weight he only hit twice before in his life with a wrist injury!! 🛡⚔️ Also, a big thank you to everyone who contributed to this trip through T-Shirts and donations. It made the journey a lot less stressful! #americanopenseries2018 #usaw #weightlifting #snatch #cleanandjerk #hookgrip #atg #vegas #ggg #tokyo2020

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ashley.merari

This American Open 3 was definitely a milestone. - I had wanted to try Olympic Weightlifting for about 4ish years now but was too afraid to even go for it. - Getting on a national stage in about 9 months into Weightlifting was a huge accomplishment. I went 3/6 which is definitely a big achievement in itself. I totaled and took 1st in my session. Got a few non-competition PR’s and that’s all good! Just means I have to get after it even more. - It was a different ball game for sure, but I learned so much from this experience and I wish I could relive it again. I not only learned so much as an athlete, but also as a hooman. - Thank you to everyone on @waxmansgym team for all the support and encouragement. You guys were awesome and helped all of it go smoothly. I couldn’t have asked for a better national meet and more to come. - And a HUGE thank you to everyone who has been so supportive on this journey. 🖤 - Glad to have also met new friends through the WL community. 😊 - It’s time to get back to grind and work hard and grow. - More pics to come. - @alliance_snc @waxmansgym @crippledlifter @builttifftough @ty128 @unitedlifters @usa_weightlifting @virusintl @ironrebel @iron.rebel.army #onwardandupward #waxmansteam #alliancesnc #teamdivergent #unitedlifters #RebelAmbassador #RebelArmy #lasvegas #powerathlete

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lift6for6

Wow thank you to the best team in the World! We came we saw we battled and we Concorde Vegas! So many good performances well done to all the lifters and even more impressive than there lifting was there desire to work as a team help each other out and support each other all the way! I have a ton a photos that hopefully I’ll do a better job of posting this week but for now, a few post meet team photos! @mitz.vega @kyalbrowwn @nickel_lifts @sergioooo23 @silvana_mgs @gabe.lam @temujin_and_tonic @mommabootywarrior @sophie_g_simmons @bayareathrash @robert_kenji @a_ford75 @nattynebula @herrwolfe @leikangting @the_zukes we our team photo! And of course a massive thank you to @kr3ydot and one of our old originals of the @lift6for6 members @clb6885 with his team @team_guestlist all his help there help in the back! #out #usaw #usaweightlifting #americanopenseries2018 #ao3 #vegas #teamworkmakesthedreamwork #teamwork #moretocome #prs #prseveryday #sn #cj

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bushidopruit

This weekend's American Open Series 3 was an amazing experience. I had my struggles coming into it, but with the support of everyone I was able to make it there and put up a total. After missing my first two attempts in the snatch, my coach @crossfitaz and I decided to increase for the third, and I smoked it. 95kg/209lbs snatch and 108kg/238lbs clean in jerk for a 203kg total, only 10kg off my best. I'm proud of my team, and I'm proud of my performance. It's hard to go out there and not only meet your expectations but those of others, the platform is different than the training room. A year-and-a-half into the sport, I'm extremely happy with my progress and I can't wait to see what the future holds. Thank you! #doitoitpruit

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jennyig1

#coolasacucumber #Repost @3wheelsbbc with @get_repost ・・・ This girl was as cool as can be and it showed as she posted her best total yet. 67kg snatch and 87kg clean and jerk for a PR 154 total. #americanopenseries2018 Watching Mannie and Billy pig out after weighins made me so glad I didn’t have to cut. 😂 #shouldahadanothersandwich #donttouchme #3wheelsbbc #olympicweightlifting #redemtiononanationalstage #pr #snatch #cleanandjerk #sogladsusiewasthere #whatevenhappened Thanks to my best friends for a great weekend! @3wheelsbbc @manuelnalvarado @troy__boy @saguilar7_ @tucker1974

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3wheelsbbc

Couple easy lifts this weekend for newest team member @kfall10 as he prepares for AO finals. See you in Milwaukee! #americanopenseries2018 #grabyaglockswhenyouseetupac

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3wheelsbbc

This girl was as cool as can be and it showed as she posted her best total yet. 67kg snatch and 87kg clean and jerk for a PR 154 total. #americanopenseries2018 @jennyig1

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3wheelsbbc

Billy goes 95/119 and locks up 🥉in the masters 40-44 81kg class. #americanopenseries2018 @tucker1974 🎥 @saguilar7_

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takennotgiven

BUTTERS with some butterfull lifts!!! Finishing out this weekend for the team strong with our 4th 6 for 6 performance!! So proud of him (and everyone) and now it’s onto Hawaii State Championships!!! • Repost @mikeyg808 ・・・ 6 made lifts out of 6 attempts. So many hours of training, stretching, resting, coping just for 6 minutes on a platform with just you and the weight. This may be an individual sport but I got here with the support of many: 💓@hawaiiadobo and family, my fellow @takennotgiven teammates and coaches @mvacca7 @pinkwaves013. Despite all the pains, strains and struggles, it's times like this that make us all want more. Sn: 90/95/100 C&J: 120/125/130 . 📽️: @naizalohaz @pinkwaves013 @raylociraptr #weightlifting #takennotgiven #aoseries3 #mastersweightlifting #theycallmebutters ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖ #LuckyWeLift #TeamTNG #TNGgym #TakenNotGivenWeightlifting #LifTNGaloha @liftngaloha #weightlifters #oahuweightlifters #hawaiiweightlifting #usaweightlifting #yagottaeat #usaweightlifting #kilos #snatch #cleanandjerk #americanopenseries2018 #luckywelive #honolulu #weightliftinglife #sixattempts #hookgrip #ao3 #usaw #olympiclifting #weightliftingstuff

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acetyl_bro_a

This past weekend I had the pleasure and honor of being part of Team USA Weightlifting Medical Staff for the American Open Series 3 in Las Vegas. It consisted of three, 14 hour days, caring for over 1500 athletes, and treating over 400 of these athletes. It was an amazing experience. I used to pray for opportunities like this 🙏🏾 “Dream Big and be relentless in your pursuit, Dreams do come True” #sportsmedicine #athleticmedicine #activemedicine #teamusa #usaweightlifting #teamusaweightlifting #athletictraining #athletictrainer #usasportsmedicine #sportsscience #weightlifting #olympicweightlifting #ao3 #americanopenseries2018

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makeitworkmama3

Because I got a new shirt. 🤣🤳🏼 . But seriously...I’m so inspired and in AWE 🙌🏼 from all the AWEsomeness I got to witness this past weekend in Vegas for @usa_weightlifting American Open Series III #ao3 ❤️ . Congratulations again to the @crossfithiddenvalley weightlifters who worked hard to qualify and earned the opportunity to compete. You ALL did amazing and should be very proud. . @olympiadajoe @king_castly @daizie_n @arianna_or23 . 🏋🏽‍♂️🏋🏼‍♂️🏋🏽‍♀️🏋🏽‍♀️ . . . . . #mondaymotivation #americanopenseries2018 #usaweightlifting #usaw #lasvegas #oly #snatch #cleanandjerk #bornprimitive #bornprimitivebrandrep @bornprimitive #frontknot #basic

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am_azonian

The best part of solely being a spectator for once is cheering on your teammates! Congrats to @meriah_mcleish for sweeping 🥇🥇🥇and @sammaxwell for going 6/6! You ladies smashed it this weekend ❤️💪🏼🎲 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ #americanopenseries2018 #vivalasvegas #olympicweightlifting #alltheweights #ironathlete #myladies #fangirl #strongisbeautiful #takeagamble #dowhatyoulove #roadtrip #myfeethurt

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dowty_thelifter

I crushed yesterday!!!! Hit 84kg/185 # Snatch and 105kg/231 # CJ for a total of 189kg for 4th place!!! All competition PR’s but so much more in the tank. Amazing weekend with amazing friends getting to truly “play with the big girls”...but really the true hero is my husband, coach, and best friend @nordie888 who supports me 110% in all of my endeavors. Really a thank you is not enough. Being an old lady lifter with a full time job is not easy. And a huge thank you to @swarlsly for being a great friend who decides to come support me on a whim, and bring team T-shirt’s 😂. I said I was taking a break after this weekend, but now I feel on fire!🔥 I want that 200kg total. Thank you for all the support from back home! It doesn’t go unnoticed ❤️ • • • #usaweightlifting #americanopenseries2018 #lasvegas #AO3 #girlswholift #biggestlittlebarbellclub #reno #nurseswholift #transformativenursecoach @usa_weightlifting

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crossfitcypher

Congrats to @amornewing and @cedo15 , who took on the American Open Series in Vegas this past weekend 🏋🏻‍♀️👏💪! #crossfitcypher #usaweightlifting #americanopenseries2018 #strongladies

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crossfitcypher

Congrats to @amornewing and @cedo15 , who took on the American Open Series in Vegas this past weekend 🏋🏻‍♀️👏💪! #crossfitcypher #usaweightlifting #americanopenseries2018 #strongladies

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becca3224

Another AO series done. A huge thanks to @tyschaeffer04 for coaching during this meet and to @projct_lift and @nycbarbellclub humans for the support. It wasn’t an ideal performance but looking forward to the Strongest Unicorn. #americanopenseries2018 #ao3invegas

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uesakanorthamerica

Another #UniquelyUesaka Sighting! Congrats on your performance and thanks for supporting @uesakabarbell Repost from @darlenerose - I did a thing yesterday. Wasn’t my best performance, but it was my best for that day and I ain’t mad at it! I’m stoked! You’re always going to want to do better and you’re always going to want more... (but you also have to remember to enjoy the ride!) that’s the beauty in this sport, improving and working on yourself each and everyday. I can’t wait for the next one. Glad to be back after an unexpected setback (aren’t they always unexpected?) but so glad to be back with so many members of our team! I’ll post more about it later, but thank you to my teammates @nemesisweightlifting, coach/husband @arturofiero, @blackironnutrition and @jildalamb for working with me and getting me eating healthy, to my friends and family watching back home and the following: @usa_weightlifting @justsaiyangear @uesakanorthamerica #uniquelyuesaka @crossfitatr @_babyjax @robbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbb Videos to follow. #americanopenseries2018 #ao3 #usaweightlifting #usaw #snatch #cleanandjerk #hellokitty #vegeta #saiyan #49kg

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xo_sarahlemons

What an incredible weekend! Proud is an understatement, my man took silver in the American Open Series! All the hard work, late nights and tired mornings have payed off for you. Congrats babe soak it in an enjoy the celebrations! #americanopenseries2018 #silvermetal #olympiclifting #snatch #barbellballistics #vegas

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niktay28

Lots of posts coming, but first I have to say thank you to my coach for believing in me and pushing me to be the best I can be. If it wasn’t for you, I wouldn’t be where I am today. I am so excited for my future in weightlifting, and I am so thankful to have you there by my side through it all. Also, thank you for putting up with my crazy self🤪 I know I’m difficult to deal with, but you just shake your head and go with it. I’m just trying to keep you on your toes, really😅 You’re the best, Blake! #americanopenseries2018 #olympicweightlifting #weightlifting #usaw #mycoachiscoolerthanyours #webothfangirled

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bcum63

What. A. Day! All the stars aligned and I had an amazing event! 6for 6. 13kg total PR. 5kg lifetime PRs in my snatch and clean & jerk. Everything just went perfectly. @ddslewis16 was flawless in his coaching and planning. I couldn’t be more happy with my coaching and my lifting family. #americanopenseries2018 #olympiclifting #olympicweightlifting #810barbellclub

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crossfitomaha

Congratulations Coach Evan!! We are so proud of you! 🏋🏻‍♂️💪🏼👏🏼👊🏼 #Repost @jlschweers09 ・・・ With a 15 lb PR @evanjohnston_ freaking did it! We’re heading to the American Open Finals this December in Milwaukee. He snatched 123kg/271 lbs and clean&jerked 162kg/356lbs for a total of 285kg/627lbs. God I am so unbelievably proud and happy to see his hard work pay off. Let’s party tonight! 🏋🏼‍♂️ #vivalasvegas #americanopenseries2018 #americanopenseries #olympicweightlifting #weightlifting #nikeweightlifting #roguefitness #rogue #lasvegas #whathappensinvegas #secondplace #weregoingtomilwaukee #cheers #loml #thegoodlife #mgmgrand #cashmeoutsidehowboutdat

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jlschweers09

With a 15 lb PR @evanjohnston_ fucking did it! We’re heading to the American Open Finals this December in Milwaukee. He snatched 123kg/271 lbs and clean&jerked 162kg/356lbs for a total of 285kg/627lbs. God I am so unbelievably proud and happy to see his hard work pay off. Let’s party tonight! 🏋🏼‍♂️ #vivalasvegas #americanopenseries2018 #americanopenseries #olympicweightlifting #weightlifting #nikeweightlifting #roguefitness #rogue #lasvegas #whathappensinvegas #secondplace #weregoingtomilwaukee #cheers #loml #thegoodlife #mgmgrand #cashmeoutsidehowboutdat

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kmarkel11

So proud of @beauxblackwood for getting on the platform and going after his lifts, first meet post op bicep tear repair. Also- it’s well know that screaming “up” will help your athlete stand, right @unitedlifters 🤣 📷 and loader: @nquadzilla #ao3 #americanopenseries2018 #weightlifting #liftheavy

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bluegrassbarbell

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peakstrengthandfitness

What a day for @dare_to_express_yourself at the American Open 3! PRs everywhere! We're proud of you! Repost What a day! My snatch to clean and jerk ratio still favors my snatch but I made huge progress on clean and jerk. Snatch: 77-79-81x Clean and jerk: 91-93-95x (training make for sure) Even with how many participants there were, the meet was well run and I had a great day...until next time Vegas #weightlifting #olympicweightlifting #ao3 #americanopenseries3 #americanopenseries2018 #americanopenseries #vegas #lifting #goodday #progress #snatch #cleanandjerk #stilloncompetitionhigh #prcity #pr #likeagirl #liftheavy #trainhard

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dare_to_express_yourself

What a day! My snatch to clean and jerk ratio still favors my snatch but I made huge progress on clean and jerk. Snatch: 77-79-81x Clean and jerk: 91-93-95x (training make for sure) Even with how many participants there were, the meet was well run and I had a great day...until next time Vegas #weightlifting #olympicweightlifting #ao3 #americanopenseries3 #americanopenseries2018 #americanopenseries #vegas #lifting #goodday #progress #snatch #cleanandjerk #stilloncompetitionhigh #prcity #pr #likeagirl #liftheavy #trainhard

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bluegrassbarbell

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bluegrassbarbell

@mixdgirl22 lifting at the #AO3 🏋🏻‍♀️ Snatch 62 / Clean & Jerk 74 • • • #bluegrassbarbell #usaweightlifting #americanopenseries2018 #ao3vegas @coachbencarter @usa_weightlifting

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bluegrassbarbell

@fitnotfatwithkat lifting at the #AO3 🏋🏻‍♀️ Snatch 48✔️51✔️53✖️ Clean & Jerk 60✔️65✖️65✖️ • • • #bluegrassbarbell #americanopenseries2018 #ao3vegas #usaweightlifting #masterslifter @coachbencarter @usa_weightlifting

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hansenathletics

@anthonybauma’s best lifts this weekend at the American Open Series. Anthony did an amazing job and coming out with energy and hitting 3/3 on the #snatches! This was definitely his best session to date and great things to come. ⚡️ #HansenAthletics #HansenBBC #USAW #CleanandJerk #americanopenseries2018

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veedubzzzz

BW:70kg(73kg). 119/124/130x. Great cnj and cnj attempt. Well that's a wrap for the American open series Las Vegas! Was fun to participate and watch some insane lifters! Always great to have my team support me and my coach guide me. Until next time. @team_guestlist @clb6885 @creation_movement @phammskii @cedo15 @christophercrossfit @madieee710 #snatch #weightlifting #cleanandjerk #squat #nike #roguefitness #rogue #americanopen #americanopenseries2018

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biggirlbarbell

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highdesertathleticclubtucson

We couldn’t be more proud of our new members to the team and their performances at the American Open series 3 in Las Vegas. @saaannndra @morlandella88 @giorgio_zendali @kcrawls !!! @alexandra_jean @brandon.wright9310 did one hell of a job prepping them for this meet and what a meet it was! #weightlifting #olympicweightlifting #americanopenseries2018 #competition #snatch #cleanandjerk #crossfit @highdesertweightlifting @crossfit520 #teamhdac #hdac

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rxmedia.co

Taking time off to go experience #AO3 in Vegas was pretty awesome. Seeing the lifters from @oneworldbarbellclub on the big stage was as inspiring as much as seeing them lift in the training hall. Looking forward to capturing more of these events in the future. . . . #americanopenseries2018 #usaweightlifting #nikeweightlifting #americanopen2018 #olympiclifting #olympicweightlifting #weightlifting #oneworldbarbellclub #crossfitoneworld #gym #training #fitness #workout #photography #photooftheday #photoshop #adobe #vscofilter #vsco #vscocam #canonphotography #canon

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alecjose

Some big break through PR's this week, one being finally able to have hands on the bar during a front Squat. @thickthighsshortshorts @beclorch @strongandbendy @captainstarbuck ——– Front squat 5RM w/ 2 paused reps (4made) 150KG/330LBS ——– 3RM 8 inch rack pull 260KG/573LBS ——– 👴🏼 Coach @masheliteperformance * * * #cleanandjerk #snatch #mma #j2fitweightlifting #weightlifting #weightlifter #olympicweightlifting #olympiclifting #competeeveryday #powerjerk #splitjerk #frontsquat #squats #squat #squateveryday #powerclean #squatclean #usaw #usaweightlifting #americanopenseries2018 #crossfitweightlifting #muscles #rehband #crossfit #crossfitter #nikeweightlifting

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barbelljunkie

It was a rough day to say the least. Missed my first AND second snatch and managed to pull my head together to hit my third. Got a press out on my first clean & jerk, got my second, went for it on three and missed the jerk. Went 2/6 which is terrible and embarrassing (and well below my best numbers) but it was what I had in me that day!!! I earned a score on the board and that was a RELIEF! #weightlifting #oly #olympiclifting #ironfactory #pasoroblessportsclub #goals #strongwomen #americanopenseries2018 #americanopenseries #

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cowgirlmaddie

My 3/6 lifts from Friday night! Very happy because I’ve never opened at 70 or 87, so that was a lot of fun! Truth me told I’ve been feeling like poo ever since Thursday, so I’m ready to be home. I was excited for all the donuts and ice cream, but I’ve been lucky to even get enough water in my body since Friday. See you soon Indiana! Thanks for the fun Vegas. #olympicweightlifting #crossfit #girlswholift #functionalfitness #ahubnutrition #liftlab #vegas #americanopenseries2018 #ao3 #64kg

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littledumplinglifter

Tomorrow morning on the Blue Platform! 7AM Alaska, 8AM Pacific, 11AM Eastern. Link: https://www.teamusa.org/USA-Weightlifting/live/Blue-Platform #strongwomen #shelifts #americanopenseries2018

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ms_syrena

Shout out to my awesome coach @wildbilllifts who has alway believed in me & even carried my fat ass off stage when I cramped up on Thursday! I’ve been training with @wildbilllifts for over 3 years! He’s seen me at my heaviest, from a 63kg lifter to now a 49kg lifter! Congratulations on bringing home the 🥇medal @wildbilllifts #bestcoach #coachoftheyear #americanopen #ao3 #ao3invegas #americanopenseries2018 #americanopenseries3 #westgate #olympicweightlifting #weightlifting #snatch #cleanandjerk #npcbikini #npc #npccompetitor #whatquads #quads #whatmustard #mustardgains

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takennotgiven

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_thelastbarbender

All the work that could possibly have been done is done. Meet Day Shirt is ready and ya boy is read to smash some big weights with the big boys. Ill be competing on the White Platform at 5:40pm Pacific Time. Link is in the bio if you wanna see it all go down live. See y’all soon🏋🏾‍♂️ * * * @thirdpullapparel #PRorER #americanopenseries2018 #AO3 #olympiclifting #weightlifting #liftheavy

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takennotgiven

Nai goes 6 for 6!!!! 👌🏾Cheeeehoooo!!!! • Repost @naizalohaz ・・・ I couldn’t be happier about this experience. Everything about this was 🔥. From waking up at 5 am to weigh in spitting to make weight and then finally making weight by cutting 3inches of my hair 😂 . To going 6 for 6 ever in my lifting career. 🙏🏾✊🏾👊🏾. And the goal was just that . The plan was to gain experience. Put a total up . And control my actions. It may look like I could of done more . But that was also the plan . To leave knowing I have more . And I couldn’t be more satisfied. I will never forget this moment in my life . Truly in love with it all . It’s not about the weight on the bar I believe but the experience. And with experience -the weight will come as long as the perseverance an dedication is there -just like anything you do. Time will play it’s part . Thank my coaches @pinkwaves013 @mvacca7 for the great work they put into us . And my family you know who are . @crossfitkawaihaehawaii .And my wife @ameliaobra . She drives me so high . That’s how the one you love should treat you. Remember that. God bless. #takennotgiven #crossfitkawaihae #kingdomofhawaiiweightlifters #usaweightlifting #hawaiianswyde #americanopenseries3 #lasvegas #westgatelasvegas #🔥 #OOOSSS!!!! #220snatch #275cleanandjerk ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖ #LuckyWeLift #TeamTNG #TakenNotGivenWeightlifting #LifTNGaloha @liftngaloha #weightlifting #weightlifters #hawaiiweightlifting #yagottaeat #usaweightlifting #snatch #cleanandjerk #americanopenseries2018 #aoseries3 #luckywelive #weightliftinglife #sixattempts #hookgrip #ao3 #weightliftingstuff

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takennotgiven

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hansenathletics

@anj_lifts was our 5th lifter and competed in the 64K A session. ⚡️ We’ve been prioritizing some technique fixes and weaknesses to set ourselves up for a good run in 2019 and her lifts are starting to show it. ⚡️ Big goals call for long term planning 🧠 ⚡️ Want to join our barbell club? We offer online coaching/training programs and have athletes all over the United States! [Link In Bio] ⚡️ #HansenAthletics #HansenBBC #USAW #AmericanOpenSeries2018 #AOseries2018 #snatch #clean

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chalktalk.tory

What an absolutely amazing experience to be able to attend my first American Open meet and compete in the 64A session along side @mattie_58 @_hunterelam and @mmarypeck ❤️ __ I’ve been weightlifting for 10 months now, and during that time I’ve put 13kgs on my snatch, 9kgs on my clean and jerk, and increased my total by 22kgs! I’m so proud of how far I’ve come and am excited to just keep pushing and progressing. __ Thank you @praxisolympicweightlifting for always being in my corner #blessedaf #gratefulaf 🙏🙏 #ao3

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littledumplinglifter

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jbolt

Flying to Paris on Tuesday so I stupidly decided to get 1 last snatch work in before a 2 week break. 1 hour before flight back to SF, stomach full of Korean BBQ, and hungry from the 85kg/187lb snatch I missed yesterday during the competition I went to the training hall and went from bar to 85kg/187lbs snatch PR with no misses in just under 12 mins. Now for a 2 week deload.

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takennotgiven

This morning at 6am was eventful! Turn your sound on and enjoy! Woke up only .4 over weight but couldn’t get it all off. Came down to the last few minutes so we had to chop some hair off!💇🏽‍♂️ Gotta do what you gotta do!!!!! Went 6/6 so it was worth it! Lifting videos coming soon! ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖ #LuckyWeLift #TeamTNG #TNGgym #TakenNotGiven #TakenNotGivenWeightlifting #LifTNGaloha @liftngaloha #weightlifting #weightlifters #oahuweightlifters #hawaiiweightlifting #usaweightlifting #yagottaeat #usaweightlifting #kilos #eleiko #snatch #cleanandjerk #americanopenseries2018 #aoseries3 #luckywelive #honolulu #weightliftinglife #sixattempts #hookgrip #ao3 #usaw #barbell #olympiclifting #weightliftingstuff

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shannalyndj

Greg, you make me feel really short. 😂Always reach for the stars, bro. To qualify for nationals is a huge deal and an amazing accomplishment. You inspire me to take my fitness to a level I have never dreamed! Thanks for being such a wonderful friend to Chris and myself. We will see you tonight! #usaweightliftingnationals #olympicqualifiers #olympicweightlifting #groomsmen #friendswhoarefamily #doyouevenlift #fitnessmotivation #olympiaweekend2018 #americanopenseries2018

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rxmedia.co

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navylass12

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harrison_maurus

Legs were kind of tired from standing all day, but I still managed to get up to a 260 BS double and a single at 270. 5 under my best single. @teamalphasc @eleikosport @earthfedmuscle @usa_weightlifting @2poodperformance #americanopenseries2018 #weightlifting #squats #legsaretired

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rxmedia.co

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shannalyndj

Great job, Greg!!! This is definitely a cool experience, so proud of you! #groomsmen #usaweightlifting #americanopenseries2018 #weightlifting #friendswhoarefamily #olympiclifting

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emmy__lifts

Got to meet @alyssaritchey1 and @olychad @haworthweightlifting . They were so sweet! Only one person left of my list of people to meet #americanopen #americanopen2018 #americanopenseries2018 #americanopenseries3

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emmy__lifts

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dowty_thelifter

Shoulder feels like 💩 but that’s okay! Time to move some weight! I lift tomorrow, Sunday, at 1025a 71kg A session White platform. Link in bio! • • • #usaw #americanopenseries2018 #girlswholift #likeagirl #nurseswholift #weightlifting

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alee_athletics

Awesome day for our Youth lifter @kayleb_qball (81kcat)! Kayleb went 3/3 in the snatch and 2/3 in the clean and jerk with monster national comp PRs! More to come from him and we can’t wait to see what he does! • • • • Snatch: 103kg/226lbs C&J: 130kg/286lbs Total: 233kg/512lbs . . #youthweightlifting #usaw #usaweightlifting #americanopenseries2018 #ao3 #teamalee #virusintl #nikeweightlifting #teamusa

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cowgirlmaddie

TLDR: Last night was a lot of fun and also very challenging. Cutting weight is no joke and after 10 weeks, the last two days leading up the meet were the most challenging! Luckily I was able to eat small meals throughout the day, but waiting until 6pm (9pm Indiana time), to weigh in then lift at 8pm (11pm Indiana time), was another ball game. I’m so damn proud of my efforts and the way I performed! I went 3/6, and hit 70 on the snatch and 89 on the clean and jerk! Not quite the qualifying total for the AO finals but, I still have another chance with some more time next month. I had a blast lifting last night and got to see some amazing women compete. This sport is unlike any other, and I don’t see how I could ever be disappointed with how things went. I haven’t weighed 139lbs since April of 2017, nor have I even lifted these weights at this lower body weight! All in all it was a great day and I can’t wait to work even harder toward my goals. Thank you @dangermanchronicles and @liftlab for getting me here and coaching. Your support means everything! I wouldn’t have gotten here without that, or like I mentioned before the support of @ashleighmariehubbard during this cut and my boyfriend @bornbuckeye. Blaine witnessed a lot of highs and lows in my training but stuck by my side, even when I turned into a demon ;). Can’t wait to fix things and get even better with my training ❤️ and thank you @theinstaham90 for recording my live feed ;) #functionalfitness #girlswholift #crossfit #olympicweightlifting #ahubnutrition #64kg #vegas #americanopenseries2018 #ao3 #blonyx #rocktape

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bodyshopxbarbell

How great is this photo! Tune in to watch lift! On the stars platform! @Regrannraleighwlc - Good luck to @cbones4321, competing today on the Stars platform at 11EST/2EST at the #AO3 in Vegas. Get it! #raleighweightlifting #raleighwlc #americanopenseries2018 - #regrann

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