The Commonwealth Games are currently being held over here in Australia and I was watching the weightlifting on TV the other night. The men’s 69kg class was on and I was able to see the most unusual clean & jerk technique I hve ever seen from one of the competitors from Cameroon.
His clean was normal, but once he was standing up straight and getting ready for the jerk he LET GO of the bar and BALANCED 160 or so kilograms on his shoulders while he moved his hands out to a wider snatch grip, and then performed the jerk using this new grip. Obviously he does this to reduce the distance needed to jerk the weight, not to mention it would be a little more stable with the wide grip.
It worked though and was an amazing thing to watch, I just had to mention it. Did anyone else see this competition? Anyone have a link to footage of the lift?