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The Clean & Jerk is one of two Olympic Lifts; it is performed in two movements as such: competitors first "clean" the barbell from the floor to an intermediate position, "racking" the bar on the front of their shoulders, then "jerking" the barbell to a position above their head. It differs from the Snatch, as the snatch is performed in one smooth motion.[1]

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2004 athens weight lifting clean and jerk

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  1. About American Weight Lifting. (n.d.). Retrieved on 2008-10-04.