Olympic weightlifting with MU's Whitnee Maycock
March 15, 2009 | 9:10 p.m. CDTMissouri senior Whitnee Maycock knew in high school that she had a passion for weightlifting. Once she got to MU, she hooked up with coach and former MU professor Tom Lafontaine. Lafontaine is a former Olympic weightlifter.
Olympic weightlifting consists of two lifts: the snatch and the clean and jerk. They don't require arm strength as much as they require strong legs and good technique. Maycock is set to graduate in May with two degrees but hopes to keep Olympic weightlifting in her life after graduation.
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