clean and jerk


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clean and jerk

n.
A lift in weightlifting in which a weight is raised from the floor to shoulder height, held there briefly, and then pushed overhead in a rapid motion of the arms, typically accompanied by a spring or lunge from the legs.
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clean′ and jerk′


n.
a lifting of a barbell from the floor to the shoulders and then overhead with the arms extended.
[1935–40]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.clean and jerk - a weightlift in which the barbell is lifted to shoulder height and then jerked overheadclean and jerk - a weightlift in which the barbell is lifted to shoulder height and then jerked overhead
weightlift, weightlifting - bodybuilding by exercise that involves lifting weights
jerk - raising a weight from shoulder height to above the head by straightening the arms
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Harley Brown (eight) was the first to lift in the competition and started the team off with a 12kgs snatch and 17kgs clean and jerk.
Iran had 2 athletes in this category, including Amir Azizi with lifting 165 kg in snatch, 195 kg in clean and jerk and 360 kg in total bagged three bronze medals.
Ben Hnia lifted 152 kg in snatch and 186 kg in clean and jerk, a total of 338 kg.
The 15-year-old Diaz lifted 115 kilograms after tallying 50 kilograms in the snatch and 65 kilograms in the clean and jerk in the women's 45kg division to give the country a silver medal in Day 1 of the Philippine campaign here supported by the Philippine Sports Commission and Standard Insurance.
The 15-year-older weightlifter, who's the niece of Rio Olympics silver medalist Hidilyn Diaz, lifted a total of 115 kilograms after tallying 50 kg in the snatch and 65 kg in the clean and jerk in the women's 45 kg division.
The 20-year-old, a former junior world champion, who won a silver at the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta, improved on his snatch lift from 171 to 172kg; clean and jerk from 220kg to 225kg; and total lift from his previous best of 388kg to 397kg.
He bettered his snatch lift from 171 to 172kgs; clean and jerk from 220kgs to 225kgs; and total lift from his previous best of 388kgs to a whopping 397kgs.
Mabia won silver in the women's 71kg category on Wednesday by lifting a total of 180kgs, including 80kg in snatch and 100kg in clean and jerk segments.
KARACHI -- Pakistan's star weightlifter Talha Talib lived up to his reputation as he grabbed an overall silver, but a gold in snatch at the 5th Solidarity International Weightlifting Championship and Arab Weightlifting Championships in Egypt, while he took a silver medal in the clean and jerk.
Competing in the women's 59 kilogram class, she completed a 105 kg lift to capture gold, executed a clean and jerk of 132 kg to win silver, and took another gold medal for hoisting a combined total of 237 kg, reported Liberty Times.
He lifted 165kg in the snatch and 196kg in the clean and jerk to achieve a total of 361kg.
In the snatch, the athlete lifted a barbell weighing 121 kg and ranked second, while in the clean and jerk, he coped with a rod weighing 150 kg.