As a competitive weightlifter myself, it is frustrating (although not surprising) that their description of a weightlifter emphasized brute strength and giant muscles while neglecting to mention the speed, explosive power, and technical precision required to successfully complete the competition lifts, i.e. the snatch and clean and jerk, not the deadlift that they had pictured.
With everything that has happened in the lead up to these Olympics with the shitshow that is Rio and all the doping scandals and corruption, I wasn't very excited for these Games. Of course, I watched some of the men's 56kg weightlifting today, and seeing it come down to the last lift where the Chinese lifter broke the world record total on his last attempt to take the gold away from the North Korean (also the reigning Olympic champion, world champion, and clean and jerk world record holder) has got me excited about it all over again, despite all the scandals and the big names who won't be lifting in Rio.
Not sure if you guys will be able to see that, but if you do, ignore the female announcer, she was wrong on a couple points.
Anyways, back to lurking.