Look at these pictures. The similarity is roaring between former Olympic champion, Turkish Mutlu and the title holder of Beijing 56 kg class, Chinese Long.
This young Chinese boy seems to be bred on Mutlu’s movements. Almost like twins. Regarding Long’s fantastic Beijing performance it looks Mutlu had a wise decision not to compete this Olympic Games, at the fifth time in his life. Will Long achive Mutlu’s great goal to be the first ever four times Olympic Champion of weightlifting? As a 17 years old teenager he is already one step closer. With his talent and diligence and with Mutlu type of dedication he can achieve this goal in 2020 when he will be 29. It is not an age. His idol is of course Mutlu, but he attacks his world records and wants to brake them next time.