Date: Saturday, 14th of December, 2019
Weigh-in Time: 09:00 hrs
Start of Competition: 09:30 hrs
FEE: €10,- [IBCF member] | €25,- [non-member]
Registration: Monday, Oct. 7 - Sunday Nov. 17
*2 Lifts [The Snatch and The Clean and Jerk]
**3 Attempts each Lift
-Highest Clean & and Jerk
The Two Lifts
The barbell is centered horizontally on the competition platform. The athlete takes the start position behind the barbell. The athlete grips the barbell and bends at the knees. The barbell is gripped, palms downward and pulled in a single movement from the platform to the full extent of both arms above the head, while either splitting or bending the legs. During this continuous movement upward, the barbell should remain close to the body and may slide along the thighs. No part of the body, other than the feet, may touch the platform during the execution of the Snatch.
The athlete may recover in his / her own time, either from a split or a squat position. The lifted weight must be maintained in the final motionless position, with both arms and legs fully extended and feet on the same line and parallel to the plane of the trunk and the barbell. The athlete waits for the Referees’ signal to replace the barbell on the competition platform. The Referees give the signal to lower the barbell as soon as the athlete becomes motionless in all parts of the body.
THE CLEAN & JERK
The first part, the Clean:
The barbell is centered horizontally on the center of the competition platform. The athlete takes the start position behind the barbell. The athlete grips the barbell and bends at the knees. The barbell is gripped, palm downward and pulled in a single movement from the platform to the shoulders, while either splitting or bending the legs. During this continuous movement upward the barbell should remain close to the body and the barbell may slide along the thighs. The barbell must not touch the chest before it stops at the final position either on the clavicles, chest or on fully bent arms. The athlete’s feet must return to the same line and the legs must be fully extended before starting the Jerk. No part of the body, other than the feet, may touch the platform during the execution of the Clean. The athlete may recover in his / her own time and must finish with the feet on the same line and parallel to the plane of the trunk and the barbell.
The second part, the Jerk:
The athlete must become motionless with the knees fully extended before starting the Jerk. The athlete bends and dynamically extends the legs and arms simultaneously to move the barbell upward in one motion to the full extent of the arms, while either splitting or bending the legs. The athlete returns his / her feet to the same line parallel to the plane of the trunk and the barbell with his / her arms and legs fully extended. The athlete waits for the Referees’ signal to replace the barbell on the competition platform.
The Referees give the signal to lower the barbell as soon as the athlete becomes motionless in all parts of the body.
Before the Jerk, the athlete may adjust the position of the barbell for the following reasons:
a) To withdraw or “unhook” the thumbs
b) if breathing is impeded
c) if the barbell causes pain
d) to change the width of the grip
The barbell adjustments noted above are not considered to be an additional attempt at the Jerk.
GENERAL RULES FOR ALL LIFTS
The technique known as “hooking” is permitted. It consists of covering the thumb with the other fingers of the same hand at the moment of gripping the barbell.
In both lifts, the Referees must count as “No lift” any unfinished attempt in which the barbell has reached the height of the knees.
After the Referees’ signal to lower the barbell, the athlete must lower it in front of the body. The grip on the barbell must only be released when it has passed the level of the shoulders.
An athlete, who, for any reason, cannot fully extend the elbow(s), must report / display this fact to all on-duty Referees as well as the Jury prior to the start of the competition and may remind them of this fact prior to the start of each lift when on the platform. This is the sole responsibility of the athlete.
When snatching or cleaning in the squat style, the athlete may assist their recovery by swinging or rocking their body while in the squat position.
The use of chalk (magnesium carbonate) is permitted.
The use of grease, oil, water, talcum, cream or any other lubricant on the athlete’s thighs is forbidden. An athlete who uses forbidden lubricant(s) will be ordered to remove it immediately. If, during the removal, the clock is running for that athlete, the clock remains running.
It is the sole responsibility of the athlete to complete each lift in accordance with this rulebook and to the satisfaction of the on-duty Technical Officials.
Incorrect Movements for All Lifts
- Pulling from the hang, defined as: stopping the upward movement of the barbell during the pull.
- Touching the platform with any part of the body other than the feet.
- Pause during the extension of the arms.
- Finishing with a press-out, defined as: continuing the extension of the arms after the athlete has reached the lowest point of his / her position in the squat or split for both the Snatch and the Jerk.
- Bending and extending the elbows during the recovery.
- Leaving the competition platform or touching the area outside the competition platform with any part of the body before the complete execution of the lift.
- Dropping the barbell from above the shoulders.
- Failing to replace the complete barbell on the competition platform.
- Not facing the Centre Referee at the beginning of the lift.
- Releasing the barbell from an incomplete position.
- Touch the barbell with his / her footwear.
Incorrect Movements for the Snatch
- Pause during the lifting of the barbell.
Incorrect Movements for the Clean
- Resting or placing the barbell on the chest at an intermediate point before its final position producing a “double clean”; often referred to as a “dirty clean”.
- Touching the thighs or the knees with the elbows or the upper arms.
Incorrect movements for the Jerk
- Any apparent effort to jerk which is not completed; including, lowering the body or bending the knees.
- Any deliberate oscillation of the barbell to gain advantage. The athlete must become motionless before starting the Jerk.
INCOMPLETE MOVEMENTS AND POSITIONS
- Uneven or incomplete extension of the arms at the completion of the lift.
- Failing to finish with the feet and the barbell in line and parallel to the plane of the trunk.
- Failing to fully extend the knees at the completion of the lift
- Athletes must wear a weightlifting costume and sport footwear.
- Athletes may wear the following outfit according to the relevant rules:
Unitard • T-shirt • Shorts • Socks • Belt • Bandage(s) • Sticking plaster(s)Tape(s) • Glove(s) and / or Palm Guard(s) • Undergarment(s) • Jewellery / Accessories • Hair adornment(s) • Religious head gear / Head gear
- Athletes must wear only one weightlifting costume which complies with the following criteria:
Must be one piece • Must be collarless • May be of any colour • Must not cover the elbows • Must not cover the knees
- Costumes may be decorated or marked with the athlete’s:
Name • Nick name • Club name • Member Federation / NOC • National emblem
- Athletes must wear sport footwear.
- A weightlifting belt may be worn. If used, it must be worn on the outside of the costume.
- The maximum width of the belt is twelve (12) cm.
RULES OF THE COMPETITION
* Each Athlete will compete to their respective Weight Class
* Each Athlete will weigh in before the Competition
* 2 Lifts which must be executed in the following sequence; first the Snatch then the Clean and Jerk
* 3 Attempts for both lifts; the Snatch and the Clean and Jerk
* White Flag = Good Lift, Red Flag = No Lift
* There will be 3 Judges to validate the lift. Wait for the referee’s mark before dropping the bar
* Calling Order:
- The weight of the barbell [lightest weight first]
- The number of the attempt [lowest number first]
- The sequence / order of the previous attempt(s) [the athlete who lifted earliest is first]
- The start number of the athlete [lowest first]
* Athletes will be given 1 minute upon calling their names in every Attempt. After thirty (30) seconds, a warning signal sounds.
* If an Athlete misses all of the Attempts on the Snatch, they can still continue to compete on the Clean and Jerk, but will not have a Total Score. That goes as well on the Clean and Jerk.
COURSE OF THE COMPETITION
- The barbell is loaded in progression. The athlete requesting the lightest weight lifts first. Once the announced weight is loaded on the barbell, and the clock has started, the weight cannot be reduced. The athlete or Team Official must therefore observe the progression of the loading and be ready to make the attempt at the weight they have chosen. This is the sole responsibility of the athlete / Team Official. In case of any mistake occurring in the lifting order, either by fault of the athlete / Team Official / TO / Speaker, the lifting order according to the rule is applied for the classification of athletes.
- The weight of the barbell must always be a multiple of one (1) kg.
- The automatic progression after any successful attempt for the same athlete is one (1) kg. If the lift is unsuccessful the weight on the barbell automatically remains the same.
- The minimum weights which must be lifted at in this competition are:
- Men = twenty-six (26) kg [20 kg bar, collars and two 0.5 kg discs]
- Women = twenty-one (21) kg [15 kg bar, collars and two 0.5 kg discs]
20 KG Rule
The total weight of the starting attempts declared and actually taken in the Snatch & the Clean and Jerk must equal or exceed the weight of the verified Entry Total minus twenty (20) kg. The Jury will exclude the athlete from the competition if this rule is not adhered to. The above rule is commonly referred to as the “20 kg Rule”.