Weightlifting is one of the most popular power ganmes and the staunches of the power games waits eagerly for the introduction of any new events of the game of weightlifting. Weightlifting has been included as an event in the game list of the most of the tournaments of the world. Famous tournaments of international reputation like Olympic Games, Asiad and Commonwealth Tournaments have included this event in the list of their sports. Olympic Games is one of the major popular tournament of the world which has its historical importance. Many new events of weightlifting have been included in the game list of Olympic Games.
Many new events of the weightlifting have been included in the game list of Olympic Games. Among these new events of weightlifting Clean and Jerk is one of the most interesting events which has drawn the attention of the lovers of the game of weightlifting. Huge popularity of the game of weightlifting has introduced another event of weightlifting in the game list of Olympic Games namely Snatch. Clean and Jerk is one of the popular events recently included in the game list of the Olympic Games.
The newly included weightlifting event in the Olympic Games Clean and Jerk is a very very technical event which requires extra strenth and also extra fitness from the part of the weightlifters. Clean and Jerk has been rightly termed as the kings of lifts. This game is so caleed as the lifter has to lift more weight than any other weightlifting game in this weightlifting event. In no other event of weightlifting more weight is to be lifted over the head of the lifters than the event Clean and Jerk.
There is a very clean portion of this lifting where the lifter is supposed to pull the weight immense strength from the patform or the floor. This weight is to be lifted upto a racked position on the level of deltoids and clavicles. In the early part of the last century an event of lifting was practised by the weightlifters. This event was termed as continental. The event got its such kind of name as this event was practised more by the German weightlifters living on the European continent than the British weightlifters. In this event the weightlifter is allowed to lift the barbell up to the level of his belt. At this level the barbel could rest. After that the weightlifter takes a few sucesive flips to lift the weight up to the level of torso. From this position the lifter is supposed to lift the weight at such a position where it will create the popsition of a overhead jerk. The weightlifting event continental earned the reputation of being called as clusy, nonatheletic and slow compared to other events of weightlifting. The federation of the weightlifting movement has tried to introduce rater clean movement in the weightlifting by eliminating extra movements during the lifting. That is why the word clean has been put in the name of the game Clean and Jerk.