VIDEO: Top 5 Clean and Jerks from Dubai CrossFit Championship Event 2

December 17, 2021 by
Tola Morakinyo clean and jerking 165kg to tie for first. Photo credit: Athlete's Eye Photography.
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On day 2 of competition, athletes squared up for a good ‘ol fashioned bar fight for the heaviest clean and jerk.

One big thing: Similar to a traditional Olympic weightlifting competition, athletes lifted from only one platform and could select their opening and second lifts. The barbell weight load could only go up, not down so there was more strategy present in selecting an opener as well as positioning yourself against other lifters.

Event 2:

  • 2 lifts per athlete; athletes pick their weight
  • Women’s bar: 70-75-80-85-90-95-100-102.5-105-107.5-110-102.5-115-117.5-120
  • Men’s bar: 100-110-120-130-140-145-150-155-160-165-170-175-180-185-190

It’s worth noting: The tiebreak would be determined by the heavier opening lift.

  • In the case of Laura Horvath, her failed attempt at 117.5kg resulted in a third place finish because she tied Gabi Migala’s 110kg lift. As Migala successfully completed two lifts and Horvath only one, Migala won the tiebreaker.

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