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Topic: Olympics (Read 499 times)
Aug 14, 2008, 07:59 PM »
Why do they only do snatch and clean and jerk? Instead of like bench squat deadlift? Or individual lift competitions?
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Reply #1 on:
Aug 14, 2008, 08:14 PM »
Bench-Squat-Deadlift are the competitive lifts in a different sport, powerlifting.
Olympic weightlifting used to be three lifts (SN, CJ, and Press). The press was dropped about 30 years ago, and since then, it has been only the SN and CJ.
Reply #2 on:
Aug 14, 2008, 10:32 PM »
Olympic lifting should be more like swimming and have several event that award medals, here are some suggestions:
Clean and Jerk
Clean and Press
One Hand Snatch
One Hand Clean and Jerk
Jerk from Rack
Press From Rack
Donkey Calf Raise
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Reply #3 on:
Aug 15, 2008, 03:38 AM »
The difference btwn the SQ-BP-DL and the O-lifts is the difference btwn swimming and diving --
the former both use weights, and the latter both take place in the pool,
But OH the difference!!
Actually it IS a major failing of our sport that we have not followed the lead of gymnastics and swimming to allow the best of the best to gain multiple medals in a Games.
There are ways w/o resorting to some silly gym-rat/strongman contest.
I agree w/ Mark Davis --
"Compromising on basic beliefs
in a doomed effort to be liked
is as dishonest as it is futile."
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