June 18, 2024

The queen of the Olympic lifts — the snatch


What Is A Snatch?

With an average time of 1.5 seconds to complete the lift, the snatch is widely considered the fastest and most powerful lift in the world — it’s also the most technical and requires skill, precision, and requisite strength.

At the CrossFit Semifinals in Event 5, individual athletes progressed through a snatch ladder, increasing in weight and decreasing in reps, as fast as possible — an event first introduced at the 2016 CrossFit Regional. 


Watch Semifinals live.



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