The Olympic sport of weightlifting consists of two events, the Snatch and the Clean and Jerk. The first event is the Snatch.
In this lift, the bar and plates are hoisted overhead to arms length in one continuous motion.
The Snatch lift is performed by the strongest, most powerful athletes on the planet… where beauty, grace and elegance merge with brute force, blinding speed and amazing skill. Nowhere in athletics are there movements that generate more explosiveness than those in the sport of Olympic Style Weightlifting.