Who? I thought Ray won, did he not? I guess he’s disappointed that he didn’t set a new world record, which is understandable because he is capable. I saw some of his training videos a few weeks ago and he said he was feeling tired from squatting over 1000 three weeks in a row, maybe that had something to do with it.
If anyone is mad, it should be Jezza Uepa. He was given TWO extra attempts by the jury after the center judge wouldn’t give him the squat command for supposedly unlocked knees - twice. Does this judge expect him to hyperextend his knees with over 1000lbs on his back?
Other than that, the judging was mostly decent, at least from what I saw. There was a guy from Kazakhstan (93kg if I’m not mistaken) who pulled a WR deadlift but got red lighted for a soft lockout, but even the commentators all agreed that it looked good. Is straining too hard against the rules? It looked like he just barley got it to lockout, but he got it.
One major positive improvement: up to seven spotters on the platform for squats. That’s the least they could do after almost killing Kelly Branton in Texas last year.