The heaviest recorded Clean and Jerk appears to be 267kg/588.6lbs by Lasha Talakhadze. And the heaviest recorded Snatch seems to be 220kg/485lbs, also by Lasha. Crazy lifts, but the C&J and Snatch records have been in this general range for decades now. Compare that to powerlifting, where records keep getting broken (for example, Maddox benching 765 raw in the gym).
Anyone know why this is? Is there not much push for new records in the sport of Olympic Lifting?