Since the Games started in 2007 there has been tremendous growth with regards to the number of people involved AND the feats being performed.
More than 110,000 athletes took part in the 2013 ******** Open, and a comparison Infographic was drawn up to look at how much the top 10 Men and Women have improved between 2012 and 2013.
The most notable improvement was in "The Snatch" (with a 4.85% average in men and a massive 5.70% increase for women), but numbers across the board increased (for weights lifted, but also "average times" for the benchmark workouts.
We're about to head into the 2014 Open, Regionals and then the Games...what sort of numbers are you expecting we will see this time around?
Source: Boxlife Magazine[/caption]